Tomorrow night is the first night of Chanukah.
That is when 25-years ago, I first met and went out with my lovely wife, Dossy.
I picked her up at work in mid-town, and wined and dined her at Ratner’s on the Lower East Side in NYC.
We talked, laughed, and I couldn’t take my eyes off her!
We ended the evening with her writing her phone number in lipstick on a little piece of paper, and she told me to call her again.
I came home in 7th heaven, and my dad asked me how it went, and smiling ear-to-ear, I said “This is the one!”
My dad said, “It’s the first night of Chanukah, the holiday of miracles, so please G-d!”
I think Dossy and I went out 2 more times just that week, and the rest is beautiful history.
Thank you Hashem for mercifully granting my lovely wife and two beautiful daughters, Minna and Rebecca.
I appreciate every moment of every day with Dossy and my girls–for the precious time on Earth we have together, for caring when the chips are down, for celebrating the good times, and for putting up with me. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)