New Developments

by Byron on July 16, 2017

Hey Guys-

You guys just started showering about two weeks ago.  It seems as though baths have come and gone.  It’s pretty crazy, as a parent, knowing that the big bath activity – an activity that took place about 4 times a week for years and years – is probably over.  You guys are growing up.

Last night, Mom’s cousin Brandon got married.  You stayed home with Amy.  Amy is Jocie, Erin, and Ezra’s nanny, who occasionally babysits for you.  When we were at the wedding, there was a guy who was kind of a loner.  He stayed by himself, not really talking to people.  I don’t know if he was uncomfortable being a loner, or comfortable.  I don’t know if he wanted to be with other people or not.  I don’t know if he was shy or just needed some time alone.

Often times, I reach out to the person I perceive to be the loner.  Usually because I remember that time in myself, and how I was uncomfortable sometimes.  I want to make people feel comfortable in social settings such as the wedding last night.  If you guys want to reach out to people, you will likely find that sometimes people don’t want to be reached out to.  It’s best to have low expectations.  But if you feel the right thing to do is reach out to someone, I encourage you to do it.

If you are the guy who is alone, that’s okay.  You don’t need to feel bad or uncomfortable or ashamed.  It’s okay to be the loner sometimes.  If you are only the loner because you feel uncomfortable reaching out, and you wish you could go talk to someone or ask that girl to dance, I encourage you to do it.  Everyone feels uncomfortable sometimes.  Everyone is scared of rejection.  Fuck it!  Get rejected!  You will find, as I found, that it’s not so bad.  Not everyone is for everyone.

Find the solace in yourself and in the people who will always love you unconditionally!

Love,

Dad

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Aunt Heather and Uncle Andrew Got Married!

by Byron on June 28, 2017

Hey Guys-

This past weekend, Aunt Heather and Uncle Andrew got married in San Francisco.  Decker, it was your third time in California and, Gibby, it was your second.  It was an awesome wedding!  We enjoyed being with you guys so much!  We think you guys had a ton of fun!  Love you both!  DadHere’s Aunt Heather’s take on you guys-

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Gibson – You’re Three Years Old!!

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