Seriously... my meeting with Maria and Vance started out with a snake. No joke. A snake. And a good sized one at that. But we kept our eyes peeled, avoided the slithering animals, and had a wonderful time. Our adventure at Santa Teresa Park then took a turn for the fedora. Yes, a turn for the fedora. Then a turn to some bicycles, a skateboard, some sunglasses, and a trip to Calero Reservoir for a sunset. Could you ask for a better day?
Vance is a goofy kid, but goofy in a good way. Not dorky. He's funny, but carries with him the maturity not usually found in a 9 year old. And Maria... she's just the mom you want. The balance of love and good parents with just the right amount of coolness. A pretty rare find these days, indeed.
Befriending Maria and Vance has been such a pleasure, and I can't wait to see Vance grow up into a young man. The love between Maria and Vance isn't at a normal level. Not to sound like Yoda or anything, but the mother-son bond is strong with these two, and the amount of love overflows so heavily you can't help but be taken a back, even just a little bit, by it.
Meet Maria and Vance.