Monday, October 25, 2010

True treasures

Meeting Aunt Sandi
Dear JJ,

You have had another busy week!

While many would say- you, the  jet-set baby, went to San Francisco, and enjoyed dining in two of America's finest restaurants -- Michael Mina's in SF and Zuni Cafe - the real value of the week happened early on -- meeting Sandi.

Aunt Sandi is one of your mom's dearest friends --  one of the first to know that your mom was pregnant -- in fact, she guessed it. She came to the wedding. She reads about you every chance she gets - and has for months wanted to come see you -- and this last week, she did.  She went to blog world in Las Vegas, but her real mission was the trip to Arizona.

Son, there are a lot of lessons to learn about this last week - but the real one is this:

No matter where you go, or what you do, or how much privilege you have -- the most important thing in life is to surround yourself with wonderful people.  Things and places are just that - but people with great hearts are treasures that no one can steal or take.

You have riches son - a lot of wonderful friends and family who love you.

Of course, its morning - and that means your dad, the luckiest man in the world, gets to spend his time with you.


Uncle Rick also came to see you

Aunt Lori drove Rick and Sandi from LV to here. You first met Aunt Lori on your first day

I caught a quiet moment when Aunt Sandi was just enjoying your company

I don't think anyone was as excited to see you and feed you
And your mom - the prettiest lady in the world and most wonderful mom and wife

Of course, your biggest fan -- I remain