One of the goals I set for 2014 was to spend as much time as possible with my nephew whom I have affectionately dubbed Pumpkin.
Until you have seen his eyes light up when he hears your voice, you can’t tell me anything about loving this baby. He is the greatest.
I’ve seen him every single day of this new year so far, and I want that trend to continue, because although I am not his mother, I don’t want to miss a thing.
Yesterday I sat with him as he played in his little jungle, and I watched as he discovered that if he hit the monkey, it would swing in response.
I know I am not the first aunt to think her nephew is the greatest, and I know that I won’t be the last, but believe me when I tell you, this kid is pretty damn awesome.
I want my presence and influence in his life to be a positive one, and I will always be striving for that. It is both a cliche and a Whitney Houston song, but the children are the future.
You know how kids have a favorite auntie? I want that to be me. And so it shall be.
The types of resolutions I made going into this new year weren’t the typical ones I’ve made in years past. Sure, I want to get healthier and improve my overall sense of well-being, but the central theme of my 2014 resolutions is creation.
I have a vision of where I want life to be when this year ends, and I have a list of tasks that are going to get me to that place.
The first of these is to do more showing and a lot less telling, and that is where this new book of my life comes in.
I hope you enjoy it.
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