Old friends are great but family (especially family that lives far away) is really special. You have a dna connection that creates language shorthand. My sister just gets me… even when i make no sense whatsoever. my nephews (and niece) and cute little nephews make time together a time of laughter and food and no artifice. You don’t need to work hard for their love. It’s the baseline.
And the greatest gift of this weekend is time with one of our boys. I look at the man he’s become and think…damn, you did okay! Life is good.
Signing off and getting back to family.