Three days before Ben died, I mailed a package to Tony in Iraq. As usual, the kids filled the package with letters and drawings. Of course, Tony returned home before receiving the package. Yesterday, it finally came back to us. This is one of the pictures that Ben drew. At the time, I know he meant "Love your family" as a close to a letter. However, I think he meant it as a command to us all this time around.
Ben, I am ever so more aware of how important each moment is with our family. Watch over your family during this season of Advent and help us to show our love for one another. I love and miss you.