Good Morning, My Sweets!
It’s dull and gray out, here in NY. It would be the perfect day to cuddle under some blankets and watch movies all day. Unfortunately, it’s Tuesday and that means that most of us are at work.
To brighten up this dreary day, I fixed myself a breakfast of Fat Free Greek Yogurt, Sliced Strawberries, a Sprinkle of Blueberries & a Trader Joe’s Blueberry Wheat Bran Muffin.
Eaten at my desk, of course.
Rounded out with Vitamins….
It was delish!!
Now, I’m trying to stay focused on work, but thoughts of a surreal moment last night keep crowding my brain.
Rob’s good friend’s 1st daughter, Eva (pronounced “Ava”), was born very early Sunday morning. I’d say that’s about the best Father’s Day gift you could ask for.
She’s healthy, happy and beautiful!
Last night, we went to visit the happy family. I opened the door to the hospital room and rested my eyes on their little precious girl. Just a glance at her and you fall in love.
Rob refused to hold her, fearing that he would drop her or do something wrong. I waited my turn, scrubbed up and was allowed to hold her until the nurse came in and told us that visiting hours were over. Perfect timing since she was getting a little fussy because it was time to eat!
It was funny watching Rob standing protectively by us, as I held Eva, yet he was afraid to hold her. He’s so confident about the majority of things he’s faced with in life, yet this precious little creature made him nervous. It made my heart melt for Rob, as well.
I took in the entire scene. The banter between Rob and his good friend, Lou, made me think back to my own childhood. Rob is now “Uncle Rob” to Eva.
Sometimes, the ties of friendship are stronger than blood.
I thought back to my own godfather, Uncle Al. He wasn’t related through blood, but he treated us better than some of our blood relatives. Sitting, holding Ava, made me feel like I had come full circle. Right before me I could see how the bond of true friendship can turn friends into family.
I know that Rob will be a part of Eva’s life forever. She’ll hear her dad telling stories about his younger years and the adventures he had with Rob. Just the thought of that, this Tuesday, brings a smile to my face.
Have a great day!