|I'll just go right ahead and say it... MAN I have good genes!|
June 27, 1976: Survived a horrific motorcycle crash then returned to Canada to complete his recovery...
|This is wheel-chaired Daddio with my super awesome Grandma G aiding his recovery.|
January 1977: Finished up another year or so in Nigeria, then headed home with baby Marc in Mom's tummy...
|Mom: "I had about two maternity outfits... and this was one of them." haha.|
|This was the other one. FYI.|
June 27, 1978 (two years to the day after the motor bike accident), Marc James was born!
Shortly after Marc's arrival, the tiny G family moved to Lethbridge where my Dad began his Family Practise.
August 8, 2014: Dad is retiring his practise after 36 years with his clinic. And still looking mighty handsome if I do say so myself...
|Off for his last day of work!|
Dad worked hard to build a successful practise, but managed to maintain a healthy work/family balance. Despite being crazy busy, he was a very present dad. He was always home for supper (then frequently returned to the office to finish up after us kiddies were tucked into bed). He helped around the house/yard (doing dishes has always been his forte), took us on dates, attended our sporting/extracurricular events, was always eager to toss balls around or go for a bike ride, planned family holidays, took a zillion pictures and made us each several photo albums, and just took time to be with us. My mom has been an amazing partner for my Dad throughout the years- staying home and providing a wonderful home life for us kids while supporting Dad in his career. I love, respect and admire these two so much individually and also as the most amazing team ever. You guys have done us proud!
Enjoy this big step towards retirement, Dad. You deserve it, Mom is PUMPED, and I know of a few little hooligans who can hardly wait to see more of Papa!
|Photo cred: Rachel Joyce Photography|