1. Closeness. Having Monkey build that connection with a family member. Watching a relationship grow on both sides. Watching Uncle R-S getting more at ease with a little person, more able to cuddle and be hands on. It's something I desperately want for all my family to have with Monkey but it is so much easier when your family is in the same time zone.
2. Fun for both the big and little guys, being able to be childlike and reconnect. Although Monkey's learning of the loser sign is going to wear thin soon. (Thanks Uncle!!)
3. Special surprises. We saw dolphins in the bay for the first time in six years of living here. Such a special send off for Uncle Rocket Scientist.
|Dolphin watching at the Jetty Cafe.|
|A gorgeous day in Petone.|
5. Family! I am blessed to have a wonderful family, both those I am related to and those I have gathered around me. I love you guys, and I don't tell you that enough!
|Uncle Rocket Scientist and me at Mojo at the airport.|