Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Now It All Makes Sense

Tonight, I met what seemed like an endless line of Daddy's friends, cousins, uncles and aunts. These are the same people who he grew up with, who helped raised him and who made him who he is.

And suddenly, everything makes sense.

Every single one of them is funny, smart, wise-asses, good-natured, opinionated, warm, loud and friendly. They make everyone around them feel comfortable and welcomed, but still take their shots at them whenever they can - in a really fun and non-hurtful way. And there's never a moment where anyone stopped laughing. I just sat there and watched the festivities and enjoyed every minute of it. I really did.

The reason I'm bringing this up is that by spending time with them, I'm really getting to know my Dad. And when I get to know my Daddy even further, I'm really just getting to know myself.

So if you see me smiling a little more, now you know why.

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