Tom and Jess, circa 1991
The adorable girl on the right is my goddaughter, Jess. The adorable boy on the left is her brother, Tom. This was the first day of school in 1991 -- or maybe 1990. My friend, Kathy, their mom, sent it to me. I loved it and put it up on the refrigerator, where it remained to this day.
There have been two high school graduations, two college graduations, and many great talks, visits and lots of warmth, laughter and memories, including our trip to Panama in 2000.
Now there is a new chapter. This sweet boy is now an adult, studying for a graduate degree. And last night he became engaged to his lovely Julia. I haven't posted recent photos, but I am delighted to post this photo of Julia, which is both private and sweet. The Tetons are in the background.
Tom and Julia, I am so happy for both of you. I wish you every joy and a long, happy and healthy life together. I will be delighted to celebrate with you any time, any place. Lots of love to both of you and to dear Kathy and Jess. I am jumping for joy!