Okay. So, I had to say something about this, on this day, Friday, June 13th, 2008!
The origins of triskadekaphobia can go back to the Last Supper in which Judas was the 13th person to sit at the table for the Seder. However, that doesn't mesh with the fact that he was replaced by Matthias nor does it mesh with the 13 attributes of God enumerated in the Torah. . .
Then, there was that unluckiest of nights of Friday, October 13, 1307 when the Knights Templars were betrayed by the King of France and the Pope himself. . .Of course, there are some great books and movies out now that touch on the myths surrounding these same Knights. . .
But, Pat and I happen to think that the number 13 is in face a very lucky one. . .
We were married on December 13, 1986. Every few years, it falls on a Friday, making it even more special. Good things have tended to happen to us on the 13th day of any given month. But, one big thing was that last year we got our Petition to the Court on December 13th. The Petition to the Court is necessary in order to file the paper work with the court in your Region in order to get your Court Date. Most importantly, this petition has the Russian name of the child which is needed in order to file that paperwork and to begin the process of changing the name to that which was chosen for him or her. Further, we returned home from Russia on April 13th. That means that Aidan became a US citizen on April 13th!
And so our tradition continues. 13 is indeed a very lucky number for the Harrison family.
Have a great day!
Oh, and by the way, there are 13 letters in my name: Stacy Harrison!!! And 13 letters in Aidan's name: Aidan Harrison!!! Weird. . .