The people who most influenced who we are today. The ones who love us contra-conditionally, without reservation, and have fully supported our relocation 3,000 miles away. Our parents sacrificed throughout our lives to ensure we had a great education and countless opportunities for physical, social, and spiritual development. I imagine no one misses us more than they do.
The ones we goof around with and tease. One of the most exciting parts of "growing up" is seeing the family grow. You get new brothers and sisters when you marry into a family, and then you get even more when those brothers and sisters get married (or get close!).We love all of our siblings and it is such a blesssing to watch them grow up and become the adults they should be.
We have loved watching our sweet nephew grow into a sweet, silly little boy. He is such a joy to us. Our other nephew, Reuben, went to heaven on November 1, 2009. We miss him but are thankful he is perfect and whole in heaven.