In 1978, today…. my son Sayeed was born. I was hoping for him to be born on the 14th, then we would have birthdays of the four of us, on January 11th, September 12th, March 13th and December 14th. But Sayeed loves his sister too much, and decided to have the same date birthday.
I was the pathologist at the hospital, and was feeling some contractions all day while I was in the office. So I decided to go up to the fifth floor, have myself checked, come back downstairs and finish some more work. Finally the Czechoslovakian Obstetrician told me to go upstairs and get admitted. Mohamed was at the other hospital, and he was informed by the nurses that I had admitted myself.
Sayeed came a few hours later.
What a grand moment that was when I was told that I had a boy. Now I had the best of both the worlds. A beautiful daughter, and a handsome son.
Today he turns 38. here are a few pictures of him.
At age two, blowing out the candles.
Loved trucks— or anything with wheels! ALL THE TIME!
In grade three when he took part in the skip rope marathon. Guess who joined him!! I love this picture of him with me.
He has been the School Board President since 2015. This year was special because he not only delivered the commencement speech again, but he was there to see Noah Aschemann (Saadi’s son) graduate. Here he is speaking to the students and the audience, and in the next photo, hugging Noah as the graduates came up to the stage.
Such a special moment for all of us. I love this picture. And now he is 38 years old.
Just got back from his home after a lovely birthday dinner which Shelley had gone to so much trouble to make.
Happy Birthday Son.