I met Mat about 17 years ago. He is my cousin. With the exception of our grandparents funeral, it has probably been 10+ years since I have seen him. I am certain I almost fell of my chair when I read his email. Our family is not picture perfect–whose is? And we have our fair share of issues, most of which I don’t understand. But for whatever reason, I no longer see my aunts and uncles. So, Mat’s email was a huge surprise. I really didn’t know what to think. I was flattered, excited, nervous. You name it.
Asked my sister (pictured) if she would be interested in coming… and figured it was a no since we’d have to leave at 6 a.m…. but she was thrilled. Also got to see 2 of my uncles for the first time in a long while and it was nice. No matter what, it feels good to be around family. Neat to hear all of the things Mat is into and what an accomplished young man he has become. Didn’t get to really relay it in pictures, but he has won several awards through DECA and sounds as if he has a very bright future ahead of him in business.
Mat–Thank you from every part of my heart. It was SO good to see you and we genuinely had a wonderful time. I’m sorry I was so unfamiliar with SP… but enjoyed what we found! Hi to Mom and Kristen for us!