So my resolution to be luckier in 2011 is off to a great start. I got to spend the beginning of the year with one of my favorite godsons (OK my only godson), Jase, up from Florida. Jase is such an amazing godson, he is a world traveler full of love and energy. His passion for life is infectious and I always feel so alive when he is around. I have watched him grow from an energetic young adult to a compassion man out to make a difference in his life and the lives of those he touches. I always get excited when I get the opportunity to spend time with him.
This trip we ate at some of our favorite restaurants. We shopped, bar-hopped, saw the city, and just enjoyed the comfort of spending time with someone you truly love. I talked about how difficult 2010 was and about the loss of my father. I was surprised by how patiently he listened, and how I kept my tears to a minimum. He talked about his job and his new passion for marathon running. We shared pieces of ourselves without fear of judgement or disdain. I needed that and I hope he did too.
Today we left our beautiful boy, now a man, at the airport this evening. I felt a little twinge, not knowing when we will see each other again. However, I feel lucky for having been given the gift of these last few days with Jase and Natalie. Resolutely, I remain lucky.