My sister invited Thomas and I over for dinner tonight. We played and had fun laying on a pallet outside in the sun while Corinne and the kids raked leaves. Supper time came and we held hands for the blessing. Charles prayed first and thanked God for the meal that his momma cooked and for the great time they'd had this weekend. Lulu prayed next and prayed for the people in the war, especially her daddy. Then she prayed for Baby Andrew, asking God to please take care of him up there and to ask him to always watch over his little brother. I don't know what any of us have done to deserve these two wonderful people in our lives. They are so genuine, caring, thoughtful, and full of honest love. I'm so blessed that they love me and that I can be their aunt. My sweet little Thomas is so lucky to have them to look up to and learn from. I can only hope he turns out just like them.
Sweetest Andrew, I hope you heard Elise. I hope you know how much we miss you and wish you were here. I hope you can watch over your sweet little brother and can protect him from whatever is out there that could harm him. I couldn't bear losing you both. I was holding him tonight, after we got home from Corinne's, rocking him to sleep. He looks EXACTLY like you when he sleeps. I just started crying, thinking how lucky I am to have him...how lucky I was to have you, no matter how long. Love you bitty boy.