Tomorrow you turn 30!!
It’s not so much giving me pause that you’re turning 30 as it’s giving me pause that our little nuclear family – the one that we grew up with that involved camping and mini-vans and Ocean City and an Apple Macintosh computer and skateboards and Hamburger Helper and Larry and Buster and additions and a driveway with paved tracks just for tires + grass in the middle and a pool and camp and JMU and Redskins and Hashimoto and Rock Man Scissor Man and GI Joe and car trips and Care Bears and Erol’s and Peoples and Mutt spray-painted and Jenny McCarthy posters and a mustachioed dad and curly-haired mom and Beth El and braces and school plays and mean teachers and blue & gray school colors and Civil War lessons and Korean food and Lyon Village best friends and books and lemonade stands and house renovating and a basement with crickets and Homer and Bart (not the Simpsons) and great neighbors and Giant then Safeway and Garbage Pail Kids and Cub Scouts and awkward hair cuts and most of all, 5 really hilarious, really loving, incredible people – that family now counts its youngest member as 30.
So I guess we’ve all grown up. I am so proud to be your sister. And so proud you’re Jonah’s uncle.