- 8:45 aM -
September 28th, 2020
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIENNA!!!!
- Just thinking abou
this first sentence now makes me emotional. Probably
an emotion you don't quite understand yet, but
then again - you probably do. You are every bit as
mature and intelligent and observant and considerate
as anyone twice your age. <---that was a run-on
- So lately we've
started this game where you ask as many questions as
you possibly can and I answer them as honestly as I
possibly can and it has taken us to some pretty crazy
places. My wish is that it continues for the rest of
our lives together. I cannot begin to tell you
the advantage in life you will have if you ask
questions! Especially to the two people who care most
about you and who will always be the most honest with
you. We have never lied to you (well, you did
think Doc and Marty gave us the time machine when you
were 3 and we had no choice but to say they did or
else you would've thought that we stole it- lol) and
the questions you're going to run into very soon will
be quite grey. However... we tell you that too. We
also tell you when we don't know and why we don't
- It's how I've
always been, it's how your mom has been since she's
been with me and it's how I hope you and Cameron
will be. The amount of heartache you will avoid (not
all, of course) by being honest immediately, even when
inconvenient, simply cannot be quantified in words.
You will not always be able to do it, but just keep
trying and keep holding yourself to that standard when
in a tough place.
Rereading this, little of it will make sense now
because your options (especially this year - lol) are
pretty limited. But as you get more and more freedom
you will find all of this barreling toward you. You
have a great foundation for those moments!
And your questions, and your creativity and your
general energy to just do ANYTHING is, pardon my
French, fucking amazing. You just GO. You just
GOGOGOGOGOGO. You're making books, making full series
of books, you're reading non-stop, you're building and
making and writing and... it's hard to wrap my head
around. I had several of those traits, but if
memory serves, it was when I was around 12 or 13.
About the time my dad helped me make the first Jordan
video. You're there early and I'm thrilled you have
access to the tools to do this so young!
Of course I'm also thrilled about what's going to
happen in a couple weeks: shooting the documentary
with you and your brother. I am very anxious about
that as it's the first time you're going to be judged
by me and that sucks, but something tells me we're
going to create something very heartwarming and fun.
I can't wait.
And, that's the motto of every day of our lives
together: I can't wait! I can't wait to see
what you'll come up with next and watch you create
something new and inventive. You're absolutely
I love you love you love you.