we gathered around the t.v. screen waiting to see his face and hear his voice...and that smile. we laughed and listened and talked and just looked at him. i didn't want it to end. i loved the fact that tyson and dani and hazyl and hattie were there. i loved the fact that nick and taryn were there. i loved the fact that his dad and i were there...all together as a family...just as it should be.
i want to think that his smile was mostly because he got to see his mom on mother's day but...it might have been the cute girl who came over to say hello...i am really not sure :)
since the death of my brother i have gained a new perspective on brothers and sisters and family. i am so grateful that that my little family loves each other and that we support one another. we seem to fit together like a puzzle and for that i am so thankful.
one of the questions that we asked tate was what he misses the most...his answer...all of you. i love that happy go lucky missionary with all of my heart and don't mind sharing him with the people of chile for a while more. he sent a short email today that simply said...thanks for being my mom. that is is something that will never get old to hear.