D2 and Unk Dicko were then happy parents of 2 daughters, aged 6 and 1+. Wifey D2 had resigned from her job a few years earlier to devote herself fully to the childrens' upbringing. It was a HUGE decision on both our part that ultimately paid HUGE dividends.
She may have lost 5 solid years in government service. By any kind of reckoning that was a major sacrifice of her working track record.
But our 2 girls and the family as a whole gained a lifetime for that foundational investment in their early years.
We had Yin and Yang running in the family, with much love and laughter and fun during their growing up years.
This was to continue to adulthood.
And we see the same Yin and Yang balance running in their own families and children today.
[ McRitchie Reservoir 1977 ]
The little girl next to me is a niece of my close buddy who captured this pic.