Act #1, as told in photo:
Act #2, as told in Ferris Bueller quote:
Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Act #3, as told by my own written reflection:
In the past two days I have hugged my brother, kissed my sister, and laughed my ass off with my nephew and nieces—some I'm meeting for the very first time.
Having children who paint and hang signs on the fence welcoming you to Texas, and running out to the car screaming AUNTY just about makes me tear up right now as I type this. Life is good, life is good. And it's good to have the people you love help remind you of that.
But life moves fast, and as you get older, it moves even faster, and the nieces I saw last when they were just babies are reading and writing now. How did time go by so quickly?
The best I can do is to promise to be in the moment, to connect, to laugh from the gut, and to speak the truth. To be gentle. To love. To respect. And to let live. But in it all, to have a damn great time. You up for it? I am.
Encore Act #4:
Lessons learned from being an aunt: sunglasses may prove to be the biggest hit of all. With photo: