Friday, December 23, 2011


I'm sorry I cannot be with you this evening, but please know you own my heart.

It is impossible for you to remember when I held you in my arms and walked you up and down the beach, you but a baby. You pressed your little lips to my ear and mumbled sweet baby tunes to my heart. That was the evening I knew I'd love you all your life.

When you were five the light of intelligence glowed within, and you such a wispy and happy little girl. 

At ten your appetite for literature confirmed and solidified my love and pride for you.

Then, a blink and you are now a beautiful woman. 

Our time has always been brief. Little visits here and there, a few moments to chat, exchange ideas, books, politics. Now, you are almost beyond my reach.

I miss you.

Merry Christmas.

Your Uncle Stephen


  1. What a wonderful and heartfelt post. Merry Christmas to you and yours Sir.

  2. Kneads, thank you very much, and may you and yours have a Merry Christmas too.

  3. There you went and did it again, your writing always touches my heart! Merry Christmas Stephen and may God continue to Bless you and yours!

  4. Shar, thank you. My girls are my weakness. Merry Christmas to you too, and God bless.

  5. Thank you, Uncle. I love you very much. You can't imaging how reassuring it is for me to know that you are there even if I don't get to see you. I know that I have an ally that is both competent and committed, which is more than can be said of many others I know.

  6. Hannah, I'll always be here for you. Good night and have a peaceful and fun Christmas. I love you.