June 23, 2008
Little Mckay calls my Dad, "Grandpa." He is absolutely required to be present at Christmas time, and we always have a cake for him on his birthday. He is "OUR" Mckay. In every way he is part of our family.....well.. with one exception, Genetically. The other Sunday the kids were running around my house and my Dad said, in a voice of melancholy "It will be one of the saddest day's in Mckay's life will be when he realizes he's not blood related to us." I had to laugh, not because it's such a huge deal to be blood in our family, but I know coming from my Dad the translation is personal. When my Dad grew up he had a similar experience with my Grandfather's best friend Mac Sewaki. It's spoke volumes of how much he loves Mckay, by anticipating a similar reaction. Uncle Mac was family, just like Mckay and his siblings are our family, genes or NOT. By the way...with moves like these...he's got to be related.