🔞 💱 🔙 🔜Gary Ling
What do I stand for? #God #Helen #Family #Neighbours #Watford @Patriots #England #BallsyThinking #Liberty #Law #Opportunity #InEquality #Earth @SpaceX #Universe
How can a Man be, if he doesn’t know what he stands for?
In this, I have to thank my parents Hazel and Jim Ling. Without their love and encouragement I don’t think I’d ‘BE’ what I 'AM' at all. My mother is witty and street smart. A born trader and deal maker who can read people and is great to have in your corner when the poop hits the fan. Dad is a more cerebral character who in his time could ‘fix’ almost anything mechanical or electrical. The pair of them love to communicate and are massive Silver Surfers. Digital Tablets have transformed their lives, although Dad still loves his Big Screen PC.
Last week Mum called me and said: “It’s our 64th Wedding Anniversary Tuesday, what are YOU doing about it?”
“Er, What would you like to do?" I stumbled.
“Dad says he wants to go back to where we used to hang out,” came the reply.
So the following Monday we drove down to Hersham and Chertsey in Surrey where Mum and Dad grew up, met, courted and got engaged. Mum remembered the Church they were married in 64 years ago and I shot the video above…
I know just how lucky I am to have them around and in tip top form at their ages of 84 and 86 (I'll leave you to guess which is which). I cherish everyday that I can talk to them and am still learning from Mum especially as I get older.
A while back when my 16 year old was being an idiot, I said to her in exasperation : “Mum, I think I have a Moron as a Son!”
Quick as a flash she shot back. “I know what you mean. I had one of those once!”
Lucky is…as lucky does.