My Life on Kodak
My personal film journal
I'm Proud of You, Kid!
I'm proud of you, kid; not for cliché reasons that you'd expect but for secret reasons that I haven't told you about– You're such a stand-up gent and a solid young-man, I really admire the way that you protect your mother, love your sister, respect your father, and make an honest effort at being a positive role-model for your little brother. Your relationship with your girlfriend reminds me of a good marriage, although it's weird that I think this because I've only ever seen you two together at family gatherings, where everyone brings their A-game, which is a whole other strange story that I can probably write an entire post about. Actually, considering that most married people I know tend to only show me the polished and admirable side of their relationship, I'd say my comparison isn't that much of force at all; Yeah, you guys are like a good marriage, but don't mess up that young-love by getting her knocked up too early, ok? Chill.
In this photo, you're at your graduation-celebration cookout, so the look of accomplishment on your face is fitting for the occasion. You're a hard-worker, working a full-time job while continuing your education. Your work-ethic, patience, dedication to your studies, commitment to your loved-ones and to your responsibilities, steadfastness, level-headedness, and maturity are enough to draw admiration even out of grown-men like your Uncle 'Yulf'. I'm not worried about you, at all; I know that if you continue at this pace, you're going to be a huge success. Oh yeah– your humility is one of your most admirable traits, so please don't change that about yourself. Hey, I love you, and I'm proud of you, kid!
– Your Uncle 'Yulf'
Church is No Place for Tongue-in-Cheek