OK, first off, I promised you - and myself - long ago that I wouldn't ever llet you turn into your grandma. Not going to happen, I'll lose my damn mind
Secondly, your parents are not the only family we have in Ohio. I want Cricket to meet Kenshin (yes, I've decided to name my brother after an anime swordsman. If you've ever fought him, you'd know why
), and at this point, I also want her to meet your brother and SIL. They've been more accepting and welcoming than I ever thought they would be, or could be really. They decided not to shut me out of their lives; I would like to return that favor.
Third: It's hard to not to smile so much that my eyes tear up right now, but I'm sitting in front of your dad, so Fuck That
. I had no idea that what I said meant so much to you.
I love you, dear. I'm glad I can make you that happy. Now, it's time for arthritis meds and bed.