Disclaimer: It’s Amy,AGAIN. Being mostly unemployed (I am doing some work for my dad, but it isn’t much) has left me with plenty of things to say and plenty of time to say them. So I hope you don't mind that I've been hijacking my Mom's blog so much recently. :-)
(here's a picture of him with my Mom)
First of all, I don’t get to
see him very often because he lives in
“Would you like a cafecito?”
“If your cafecito is anything like your arroz con pollo, I definitely want one!”
I was so lucky to get to spend time with them without the
rest of my big, fat, Cuban family around. I even had the guts to ask him about what leaving
I always learn so much from him, even if we are together just a short time.
For example, he has this thing about “gifts.” He told me that a true gift is something that comes from the heart, something thoughtful, not something you ask for. . .
It is a physical representation of a feeling that words can no longer express.
(Which means Jonathan really hit the nail on the head with the hat thing.)
This is the same Tio who has had a video camera since they came into existence. The Christmas videos I put together every year would be nothing without the priceless footage that has been provided by my favorite Tio.
This Tio also happens to be the father of my cousin Michael (the one who is getting married to Kimberly in Miami in July) . . . thus providing what is sure to be a big, fat, Cuban family vacation! YAAAYYY!!!
Felicidades Tio! Te quiero mucho!
(See you in a few months!)