Monday, August 4, 2008

Yea! Devin's Home!

After two years of serving the Lord in Colorado, my little bro is back home. My sister and I went to Yuma on Friday, and then the family and a few others went to the airport to meet him when he arrived that evening. He looked great, and it was so fun to see him and hug him and welcome him back. I feel like I have a lot in common with him and am way excited that he will be living near me. I told him that I expect to see him weakly, at least, and was very happy with his response - "Of course! We're family!" He said it like it was stupid for me to think I should need to tell him I want to see him on a regular basis - I'm glad he feels that way about spending time together.
There is nothing more important to me than my family. I just wanted to say that. I think my dad would question my feeling that way in high school, but I think they have always been most important to me. My bff's in high school and I always had an understanding that if something family was going on with one of us, that would come first. You might not believe me, Dad, but it's true. And, in retrospect, don't you agree that I really didn't spend that much time away?
The entire family was together Saturday and Sunday, which was nice. I wish we would have arranged to have pictures taken. We hadn't, so after we got home from church on Sunday, I asked everyone to move to the backyard, where one of our neighbors took some pictures of us. I think my sister and sister-in-law got better ones, but I only have mine, so that is what I will post. This weekend was the first time the whole family, including in-laws, have been together, and it probably won't happen again for a long time, as my brother and sister-in-law are moving far away soon (good luck!). So, what I'm wanting to say is that I am glad for the moment this weekend, and WELCOME HOME, LITTLE BRO! (And aren't we a handsome family?)

1 comment:

Kate said...

I am so jealous that your brother is home! My brother is in Brazil right now, and I miss him like crazy! He isn't even half way done yet. I really look forward to the time when he returns and we too can hang out all the time. Take advantage of it while you can!