Desireé and her son Vash
The name Desireé is French for "desire" and was made popular by the 1977 Neil Diamond song with the same name. There are 15 different spellings of the name and it ranked number 425 in popularity out of 4276 most common names for girls in a 1990 census.
As Desi matured her love of drawing cartoons continued and I had hoped she'd go to college and become a famous animator. But being a rebellious teenager, she balked at college and went directly into the working world. She started working as soon as she turned 16 and has held a job ever since. From cashiering, to call centers, to car hopping to fast food management, Desi is a motivated self-starter that employers love.
Her love of cartoons led her into "animae" which simply means "animation" in Japanese. These adult themed cartoons have an almost cult like following. Since the Japanese are known for dressing up in quirky attire, they also dress up like "animae" characters and attend conventions. This has spread to the rest of the universe and Desi is an avid follower. So avid that she has been studying Japanese on her own and would like to someday live and work in Japan. She even named her son Vash after an animae cartoon, "Vash the Stampede".
So this week begins a new chapter is the life of Desireé as she heads off to college. Life will be hectic as a single mother, with a part-time job and a full time college schedule. But when Desi has the desire to do something, she doesn't let anything get in her way. It's that determination that gives her the drive to pursue a new career. And it's her intelligence and memory skills that will guarantee her success.
Just like any other mother my wish for my child is that she achieves whatever she desires, and she never settles for being just good enough. And it wouldn't hurt if she makes millions and is able to support me in my old age, which of course is a long way off since I retired so incredibly young.