Well guess who has a sister? Yep, young master Jax Ellis. I saw her for the first time yesterday and thought what an adorable child. You know we never really look good in those first pictures. Well this baby did. Then my adopted sister, her DeDe, sent me a picture today, one day later, and this baby is beautiful. I sound like a proud adopted Uncle huh? Well I am.
As you contemplate her future what comes to mind? Well the first thing to my mind is her wonderful parents. These two have taken young Jax and taught him to talk, recognize colors, dinosaurs, birds, people, parts of his body and numerous other things. You say “My grand kid can do that too and was doing it before this kid!” NOPE he does it in Spanish and English! Suddenly your hand has come down and your jaw has dropped! So she has that going for her. She has her DeDe and Poppie as well. As you know these two are unreal. In my life I have never seen a couple more committed to their children and now their children’s, children. She has 3 uncles and 2 aunts that are so ready to get their hands on this baby that they are almost fighting for first in line. She has another thing as well; she has so much love following her that there is no way this child will every fall. And lastly but certainly not least she will have a cousin that is one week younger than her, Jade, more on her next week. I can remember when I was a younger man my cousins were my rock. They were the ones with whom I discovered life. We taught each other how to cuss, smoke, fish, hunt, drive, chase girls and everything in-between. I could fill these pages with stories about my cousins and I.
So Eden Gail Savanna, welcome angel. I will give the same advice I gave your brother. Watch your family, emulate them. Learn from them. Treasure them. You have been blessed to be born into a very special group of people. They will always have your back and will always love you. This, my dearest one is life’s greatest blessing, family. And that’s coming from a person who knows a lot about blessings. You see I have been with them for over 15 years and they treat me like that, the most special thing; you are that.
Please live that every day. I Love you my dear.
Your Adopted, whether you like it or not, Uncle
The Blessed Man