America, Surgery, and a First Haircut

by Byron on November 16, 2014

Decker and Gibson,

I have a bunch of unrelated things to relay to you today.

First, I read something pretty awesome on Quora this morning.  I think it sums up America’s roots pretty well.

American values very much stem from a pioneer species, who, faced with great problems, took huge risks to better themselves. America is about reaping what you sow, making leaps of faith, having no confidence in authority, belief that hard work will be rewarded and should be celebrated.

I relate to this wholeheartedly.  Though coming from a background of privilege, I believe these things to my core.  And clearly I have no confidence in authority other than God, Love, and My Family!

Second, I’m getting surgery in the morning.  It should be no big deal.  But God forbid something terrible were to happen, know that I loved you both tremendously and I still love you tremendously.  Take care of your mother and each other.  Know everything is okay, always.

With that morbid bullshit out of the way, I want to apologize in advance that I won’t be able to pick either of you up over the next month.  I’m gonna be in some pain and I need to make sure I heal correctly so that I’ll be able to play with you guys like normal soon.  Picking you both up is my favorite thing to do, so it’s gonna suck for me too.  But it is what it is.  Better to think long-term than short.

Finally, Decker, you got your first haircut yesterday.  You did pretty well.  You look sharp.  And overnight you look a year older.  Gibson, you don’t have much hair yet, but I think you might be starting to get some teeth.

Aunt Heather just left after staying with us for a week.  We had a good time.

Love you boys!

Dad

 

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