Updates & Quotes

Hi, everyone. Contrary to circumstantial evidence, I remain among the living. Though I’m back home, a dead computer, new Windows 8, a backed up sewer line, and other “opportunities to learn and grow” have dramatically slowed down my quarterly letter writing and various report send-outs to my investment management Clients. So, instead of being done by now, I’m only half-done. And I need to focus my energy there for the next week or so. So, other than this quick resurfacing, I’m likely to go nearly completely incommunicado for the entire period. My apologies once again.

The trip to help my son and his wife relocate from Texas to Illinois went well. Since she is five months pregnant with my twin grandsons, I drove their second car while my son drove the other car with their dog and cat as passengers. There wasn’t any room for a second person in his vehicle, and I’m allergic to cats.

So where did his wife sit?

The poor thing was stuck in the car with me, her Father-in-Law.


I don’t know what she thought of the experience, but I LOVED it.

We had the most amazing, comfortable, relaxed, non-stop, and interesting conversations the entire time.

She is a quite a wonderful and remarkable woman with whom my son has been blessed to be able to share his life. She is a wise woman who sees, appreciates, and loves not only the many wonderful attributes my son possesses, but his quirks and idiosyncrasies too. I’m so happy that they have found each other. They fit together like the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle the three of us put together in a few hours when we arrived and while waiting for the movers.

My son and his wife relocated because he just got a great new job with his employer and will be leading a group for the first time.

My Beloved flew out during her Spring Break to help us unpack and put away their stuff in their new home.

It was a fun and productive adventure.

Our grandson Thomas is walking and turns one year old next week!

Our daughter just began her new job working at a State Park. She is excited about it.

Our oldest son and his wife invited us to go with them to see Thomas play in the snow for the first time. We’re looking forward to the experience.

OK, that’s enough of a family update, now how ’bout some quotes that resonate with me?

“Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.”
–Unknown (Source: Megan at I Stop For Suffering)

“Of course dreams come true. You were one once.”
–“The Universe” (Per Tut.com)

P.S. (“See” you in about a week! I miss you!)

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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15 Responses to Updates & Quotes

  1. Nice to get the update…see you soon…Diane

  2. Funny you should post today…I was thinking about and wondering why we haven’t heard from you today and I was planning to pop by and ask tomorrow! Hope you get all the things you need to get done, done. Great quotes and miss you too!

  3. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I was wondering where you’d gone to, Russ. Thanks for checking in. Sounds like it was a great connection – helping your son and daughter-in-law with their move.

  4. gita4elamats says:

    Nice to hear from you, missed you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have a lovely family!

  5. Great update, this reminded me of the time my mum went to see her natural father and the only person who went with her was Tim her son in-law who she loves like a son…………….

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi, Joanne. Thank you for your comment. It sounds like your mum and her SIL have a great relationship too.


  6. utesmile says:

    Lovely update on your lovely family! miss you too!

  7. strokedtolife says:

    So glad you and your family are doing well! I’ve been thinking about you and missing you! See you when you come back my friend.

  8. Andrea Kelly says:

    Enjoyed the update, so glad to hear everyone is doing so well, and that you got some good time with the family in ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the quotes, as well – I particularly loved the last one!

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