HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLEM!
Today my little Willem turns SEVEN years old. It really does seem like only yesterday we brought him home from the hospital to our little tiny apartment to begin a new life that neither Aubrey nor I were entirely ready for.
Willem is a crazy, smart, energetic little boy. He is a whiz at building Legos and I am hopeful that when he inevitably launches his engineering firm when he grows up, that he’ll let me be his marketing guy.
Many people assume that anyone who is crazy enough to get into politics lets their lives become consumed by climbing the political ladder. That every morning you wake up trying to figure out how you can do something or say something to get you the attention you are seeking.
But Willem and Adele are my life. Not only are they my greatest reason for existing (I love being called “dada”) and they are also the reason why I chose to get into this crazy political world in the first place. They deserve a better world than the one I was given, and I am going to try and give it to them.
Happy birthday Willem! You are the coolest kid I have ever known and I am insanely honored to be your dad! ...