Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I'm paraphrasing but at one point after several toasts were made in her honor, my aunt stood up and said: "Maybe I was a good mother; maybe I made a few mistakes as a mother, you'll have to ask my children, but I hope my children always felt loved. I hope my children always felt encouraged to explore their passions. Today on my sixtieth birthday I know, my richness, my wealth comes from my children and grandchildren. I love you all so much."
I loved that toast. It echoes the driving principals of my life: When it's all said and done the only thing that matters are the relationships you have with the people you love.