My father is a CPA who has worked for the same firm for the past 21 years. Over the years his boss and his boss’ wife have become close friends with my parents. I remember one evening, a year or so ago, when my parents had them over for dinner and they invited my sister and I to join them. Something that night, during that dinner, stuck with Leila and me.
My friends call me “Ache”, but my Mom still refers to me by my given name Achin (pronounced Ay`-kin, like “My achin’ back”). I’m a 25-year-old grad student who just recently realized that my naive parents are in need of our help, bless their hearts. They were both born and raised in Bombay, India and then brought my younger sister and me over to this country when we were just toddlers. Dhanmati was 18 months old and I was 2½. I’m not sure what the transition was, but at some point in time my parents began calling my baby sister, Leila. My sister is Continue reading »