Saturday, June 13, 2009
To my Bird and her Beau ...
To my Bird: Having sailed past age 30 with no wife and family of my own, I'd given up by the time I met your mama. Imagine my surprise, and my delight, to stumble onto a package deal! A little family just for me! You are the apple of my eye. I could not love you more, nor be prouder, if you were my biological daughter.
To her Beau: You've shown yourself to be a man of honor toward my Bird, and toward her family and toward me personally. You've been there for me a time or two. I'm there for you, and y'all. I could not be happier for you and my Bird, and I am proud to have you for a son-in-law.
My prayer: That, in your own way, which is the only way, y'all love one another, love God and love your neighbor as yourself -- because *that's* what it's all about.
Oh, one more thing, Bird: Hola y pan tostado! (inside joke)
1)a wonderful family
2) the gift of sight to recognize a treasure when you see it.
3) the ability to enrich the lives of others by sharing it.
Man, you'll be a blubber-puss should a little two-legged Ice-T like thing come along.
Your curiosity about human nature and your own nature, and your reveling in bars and daughters all seem to indicate a spiritual sensibility of the first order.