As I stuffed my Christmas envelopes this year I felt a peace and a feeling of hope that I have not felt in a long time. Let me tell you the story.
Lex, I was never very excited about family pictures after you earned your wings. Without you in our picture, it just wasn't complete.
Is that how you would want it? Or would you rather my thoughts be of the bright and shining light that you are and the love and grace and hope that you brought us?
As I think of the parents who recently lost their children in Connecticut, I pray that they will be able to soon forget the painful and senseless way in which their children earned their wings and focus on their bright lights and the joy and love they brought to this world.
May all of us who have lost a loved one and all of us in general be Merry and Bright as that is how God and everything good in this world would want us to be.