Today is the birthday of many great men: my sister’s husband, my nephew's father, my parent's son-in-law, my brother-in-law and an all-round great guy. Who would ever imagine that there could be so many?
It must be strange to others to see such a close relationship between an uncle and his nephew, a relationship built on friendship, playfulness and mutual respect. It took us years of sharing and caring to have such a perfect bond.
It must be strange to others, but not to me. I grew up having a great uncle who was more like a friend, who would listen and share stories, who would teach me, who always had time for one more joke. Without this special bond we share, my world would be somewhat empty.