Thursday, September 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Moqui

Today my little sister turns 28....This is her first birthday as a mommy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOQUI! We wish we could be there to celebrate with you...but we did go "out" on your birthday and saw the perfect movie - Sisters In Law.

The documentary was showing at the Mozambican Film Festival. Set in Kumba in South West Cameroon Sisters in Law follows adultery, rape and abuse cases led by a female judge and state prosecutor. It was a powerful and fascinating see how these women fought for the rights of the victims. They are changing "their world" one case at a time. The movie also showed the first spousal abuse case in 17 years, in which the men were found guilty. According to the attorney in the movie it was the first time a Muslim man had been found guilty of domestic violence.

Moqui, you would have loved the movie. I thought about you and all the reasons you love being an attorney.

After the movies we went to have Indian food. It was a first for me and I loved it! Why hadn't I tried it before?

Well, it's late and we have to go to bed...but one more time....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Anonymous said...

WoW Melly and JJ,
your place looks great...i'm so happy for you guys and am sending you love and happiness wherever you are and in whatever you in the moment cuz the second you mark it its gone...this is going to be an amazing ride...create every experience with the most of your desires and your truest intentions...cant wait to hear and see vicariously through you, mich

Rosy Braceras Padron said...

Melly and JJ,
I'm very happy for both of you. It seems that you are making the best of this opportunity. Melly, I really believe you can make a difference to the world. You are so caring, motivating, and full of life. You inspire me!!! God bless you both. Your place looks beautiful. And I started crying with your message to your sister.
Love, Rosy
PS. Mia Bella turned one year old yesterday. Time flies!!! She is so beautiful. I'll send you new pictures.