One of my dear, dear friends came to visit today! It was so great to see him and have a nice visit. He totally loved on O - didn't want to give him up, just held him and snuggled with him. Totally adorable to watch them.
While he was here, my friend asked if he could make O his beneficiary for his insurance and pension - his nephew had been, but his brother is an a$$ and they are not speaking, so he needed another beneficiary. I was floored, and honored, and touched. And sad, so sad, because this was a reminder that my friend's health is pretty precarious (he has cancer, has been fighting it for years), so this isn't a hypothetical, might not come into play for many, many years kind of thing. His life could end on the sooner-ish side. I want my friend to be around for a long time, to be an honorary uncle to O that O really has a chance to have a relationship with.
Sometimes life is just not fair.