Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sometimes it takes dad

Dear JJ,

There are times when you are upset that it is hard to make you feel better.  But one thing always seems to work -- holding you in my arms, taking you outside, and seeing the moon and the stars.
Watching the moon
I don't know how long it will work- that your dad can take you outside, show you the moon, then look up and see Jupiter and tell you, "That's your star."  Then watch as you see the jets and yell "Jets!" But your dad loves that time - even though it means I am outside in pajamas, sometimes when it is cold- but you stop fussing, and it is our time.

Someday our time will be something different- maybe playing golf, maybe chatting, but for now- this is my most treasured time.


Don't know if you will be a doctor- but I do know that when I got a son, I got a heart

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GiGi leaves

Dear JJ,
GiGi - your favorite story reader

You knew her from the day you were born, and she thankfully stayed with us for seven  weeks after. She comes back as often as she can just to see you, and now- she is back home in China.

Gigi was here for two months- Two wonderful months - where you were the center of her life, as she was the center of yours.  She was magic at putting you to bed, and she was the one you wanted to most see when you started to stir (well, you knew she didn't get up til noon, so you waited til then).

There is a special bond between the two of you.

You are lucky son- you have a lot of family and friends who love you.  I'm lucky to be your dad, and to see you so loved by so many people - and we will miss GiGi - but I promise, we will go to the end of the earth, China,  just so you can see her.


Your favorite person to sit with on a plane
A few days after GiGi left you stood at her door calling for her