At first, I thought it was just us, that the Valdez family had become a living entity of illness, that viruses came to our home to thrive, grow, and go back into the world stronger than ever.
People, mostly other men, will have standards that they've raised, or that they've been raised to raise, that measure what makes a man "manly". And let me tell you, the vast majority of them are far more ridiculous than the Imperial Measurement System.
But when that happens, we forget that there is a person in those clothes, in that dress. A human being with talents, hobbies, joys, fears, and so much more resides in that outfit that garnered your attention.
And, when you see the way you have taken after me, I pray that you're as proud as I was this weekend, watching my father be honored.
It is an absolute insult, a veritable tragedy, that "love" would be the word most used...
"You've basically become a cat."
I feel like this year has been one that I will always remember for the struggles we had to overcome, but also for the blessings rained on us.