Well, it's happened again. My lifestyle has taken a significant turn this past week, and I have to be more mobile than ever regarding distance. I became a grandmother for the first time on March 1st! My son Danny and his wife Clara are photographed here in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with their new baby boy, Marco Antonio. My husband and I could not be there for the birth, but we will meet him at the end of this month, and we cannot wait, needless to say. People always ask me how on earth our son ended up living in Brazil, so I will fill you in on that. Danny and Clara were both working for Eli Lilly, and they met in 2016 at a global conference in Amsterdam. He was trying to see 30 countries by 30, so when Clara invited him to visit Brazil, he took her up on it, and they ended up getting married on May 1st of 2021. He wears my dear late father’s wedding ring, which I love.
We have been planning for this time by simplifying our lifestyle, selling our full-sized lake home last summer, and living in a villa/condo now that we are crazy about in Fort Wayne. We can simply close the door and run to the airport to see our three kids between Sao Paulo, Seattle, and Washington DC.