It's Saturday! Time for a Dear Daniel letter
Today we're going to visit another family in Connecticut. Today will be a day of firsts for you. Not only is it your first time traveling on the Metro North but also the first you're visiting Connecticut. I confess I was a bit nervous about how things will go. Will you be OK being away from all your toys and trains? Will you be OK being on the train for 2 hours? Will you be OK traveling.....
As I watch you looking out the window, I think you'll be ok. Having you ok with travel is very important. When I was pregnant with you I would dream of all the places I would take you. I dreamed of taking you all around New York City, then all around the United States and then hopefully all around the world.
I confess I started your "travel" training when you were just a few days old. To the shock and horror of everyone I took you everywhere with me instead of hiding out inside the house. I could tell you enjoyed being outside and seeing the sites. I enjoyed walking and talking with you. Those were our special moments
As you grew, I wondered if you'd develop my wanderlust and love of traveling.
As I watch you looking out the window, I'm proud that your making a start. A start that I hope continues your whole life. Travel my son is one of the best things you can do with your life.
There is more in the world then just our section in Harlem, then our section in New York City, then our section of the United States. There's so much more outside our bubble of a world that I hope you travel and find. The bigger world is filled with all sorts of places to see and people to meet. People who will embrace you and your uniqueness because they have a more diverse view of life. I hope meeting different people will help you see life as more diverse and wonderfully varied.
As I watch you looking out the window, I hope this first trip out of state will the first of many. The love of travel is one of the greatest gifts I want to leave you with. Travel well my son.
Love you always,