He didn’t want to die, that Saturday morning at 5 AM. He just finally knew that he was going to. I don’t think he ever believed it before then — no more than my mother did, no more than my brother did.
I struggled with the idea that my Dad who was this infallible person, was actually flawed in a serious way – a way that could have / should have killed him twice. I wept for the loss of the person I knew and for the person I knew he would never be again.
I’m a gigolo for grandmas. Some as old as 90, none younger than 65. I’ve got $2 million in a bank from grandmas leaving me money in their wills.
You have a very vivid imagination out of necessity.
We all come from different cultures and backgrounds. That means all of us have different dynamics in our personal family values.
And when I say everything, I mean they witnessed every pimple, every preteen crush, every bad grade, crappy diorama, and awkward sartorial choice.
Be grateful for the unshakable bond that is your birth right. Appreciate your sisters and let them know how much you care every chance you get.
And when he’s 15, he’ll want some cash to go to a movie with that cute little brunette girl from his English class who writes poems but won’t show them to anyone but him. You’ll balk because the girl’s mother “always skimped on snacks for the kids’ soccer games” five years earlier.
Somehow he just knows how to make you feel like everything’s going to be okay.
5. Family comes in different shapes and sizes.