Saturday, March 12, 2011

Uncle ML

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.