Recently my wife and I went to see the 2014 May Day at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School because my son was selected as one of the princes/representatives of the Islands. I was so glad and proud of him.
However, when I heard M.C. introduce him, I had a mixed feelings. The inspired person of his life was not me, but my wife! According to M.C., he said "mom inspired me and she is super kind...." There was not a single word of "daddy."
I always thought I could deliver interesting and inspiring Dharma talk but I couldn't inspire my son. That was the shocking.
After that, my wife cheered me up by saying, " Who was the
inspired person when you were 11 years old? Was it your daddy?"
She was right.
Now I truly respect my father, but at that time, I didn't like him because he was always saying , "study, study and study."
Children don't like "bitter medicine" which could be very good in the future. Now I
I also consoled myself with the thought that nobody cannot beat "mommy."
Today, it is our 14th anniversary of our wedding.
My wife is not super-kind to me, but I think I have a good wife.
I am also happy to have my children.
Because I am happy, I want everybody to be happy and I can work for
Namu Amida Butsu
May 27, 2014
Instead of saying "study!" to my children, I ask them to come to the care homes with