My big ole' crazy family was taught a big ole' lesson in love this weekend by my Papa Clyde. I don't know if its possible for me to love this man anymore than I already do. All I can tell you is that I think my heart overflows with love for him these days.
All of us, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, siblings, have tried all our lives to not dissapoint him - the patriarch of our family. His approval of our lives means the world to all of us. That's why when he said, that my beautiful cousin's happiness is all that matters to him, we all heard him. We all learned from him.
Papa Clyde is getting old now. His body doesn't do what it used to. But his mind does. He keeps on teaching us even when he thinks he isn't. And we hear the little lessons in a big, big way.