Wednesday, June 10, 2009
MY GUY.............Skipp. Birth name - Babe, - Babe Laurin. He was adopted at three months old, raised Jewish! We found his biological family in 1990. He is "Blackfoot Indian" and Swedish. He lovingly and comically says, "I am the only Jewish-Swedish-Indian you will ever meet"!! :-) The picture is taken in what used to be Dolan's room - we even had a sleep loft' built so there was more floor space for Dolan as he grew. - now, it is a music room and a place to create - and with the most amazing view looking out in to the woods - and with all the equipment to record/produce/arrange original songs. The hat? A gift from my sister Nancy and her husband Kelly this past Christmas. Kelly died January 23rd, and so this hat, well, it has extra special meaning, ya know? Kelly felt Skipp was a "phenomonon", in many ways, he is. His creative passion? Music. He is a seasoned-accomplished classically trained pianist, a diversified guitarist, a talented lyricist, a beautiful singer and has produced, arranged and promoted not only his own original music but other local talent, as well. I have yet to master how to put his original music on You Tube. So many have enjoyed his musical talents, - I am his biggest fan!!
Skipp's love for all his children and gandchilfren is unyielding. His work ethic is strong - and loyal and proud. His respect for family traditions and 'stepping-up' is powereful. He adores me and I adore him. I wish he had met my Dad - they would have gotten along quite well.
Our life here is simple, loving, creative, fun, safe, purposefull, kind, welcoming, generous, and together we are peaceful, content, happy, and just get the biggest kick out of one another. There is nothing I would change about my guy and there is nothing he would want to change about me. We are okay with all of our gifts and flaws. We like each other a lot! :-)
My Mom always says, "I trust him with my life"> I guess that says it all, huh? And here is the song, "My Guy"
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