As I was decorating the tree this morning I thought of your aluminum Christmas tree and the color wheel. I remember how excited you were to find that tree, and then when Uncle Dave bought you the color wheel you were over the top. I began to think of the things I miss about you. I miss your hugs; I miss how you patted your tummy when food was really good, or even if you thought about a really good food, like the McRib. It makes me smile. I miss your intense love for knowledge, I miss watching you sing from your heart. I missed how you loved God, and his people. I miss how you saw good in just about every one. I miss your excitement about the holidays. I am imagining now the glow in your eyes this season, celebrating with Jesus. I can see you dancing around with utter joy. This brings a smile to my face, and joy to my heart even as the tears roll down my cheeks.
Love you and miss you, son.