I don't expect this to be a big long post. But, I think it is safe to say that I really enjoy being an uncle. More so than becoming a new father. To be clear, I love my (step-)son. And I am not expecting to have any more kids and I am A-Okay with that. I've come to grips with and am fine with not fathering a child. Even though, I'm the last one that can carry on the surname, it doesn't seem like that is going to happen. And, that is ok.
I am an uncle.
I am an uncle who doesn't get to see his nephew, nieces and god-children nearly often enough. I'm lucky if I to see them once a year, if that. But, I am blessed to know that they all love me. They told me so at various points over this past week. We went home for a week to visit and saw them all. Cherished memories were made.