Introducing My Nephew Sam
My brother Finn and his lovely partner Daya recently brought Sam Xavier Gale into the world in April. Congratulations to the newly-minted parents! We wish them and their new baby the best the world has to offer. Also, a cheers to my parents for their first grandkid and great-grandkid for my grandma.
Finn and Daya are two of the most sincere, loving, and grateful people in our lives and I know they will be amazing parents. Here’s to a new life in their world, a fresh fork in the road for my brother, and the continuing journey of discovery for both of them. We were lucky enough to have the space to fly to Idaho to visit two days after Sam was born to spend some time with everyone. Holding Sam and letting him grip my fingers, it blew me away that my brother and Daya created this little being. I am so proud and happy for them.
Little Sam, may you live a life true to your heart. A life full of adventure, learning and love. May you travel to expand your mind and also sit still to journey within yourself. Ignore what other people think and do what you want to. I wish I’d taken this to heart years ago: Live a life where you charge toward fear. Acknowledge it. Know the obstacles. And then brandish your skills, rally your energy and live true to who you are. Don’t let others tell you what you should do, simply follow your inner beacon. As Frederick Buecher penned, “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
Sam, here is the world. May you walk on this Earth with the power to do whatever makes you happy and fulfilled to your core. We’re all excited to enjoy the journey with you.
Yay! Three cheers for uncle & auntie-hood!
I’m very touched Dakota. We will encourage him to follow his heart and see challenges as opportunities to grow in ways he cannot know for to know is to limit and what the universe has to offer is limitless. We feel very supported and grateful for you being in our lives and I look forward to seeing you two interact as Sam gets older! Here’s to leading by example big brother.
Well said bro! It’s going to be a fun journey to follow and contribute to however we can.
Wonderful post Dakota. Two people I feel blessed to have met are now three. Wishing you all the very best and a long and happy life for little Sam. Miss you guys. Om.
Thanks Pavan! Any offspring of Finn and Daya is a great addition to the world indeed.
I like your tribute to Sam. My favorite pic is the one of dad holding Sam. His hand is as big as him. So cute! I really enjoyed reading this. My only complaint (hehe) is that there are no pics of you holding Sam.
Yeah, I liked that shot too! I haven’t held Sam yet actually…better get after that.