I could blame my long silence on any number of things; being out of town for three weeks, a busier work schedule, the fact that I haven’t been feeling well… but honestly, it’s just that I haven’t intentionally taken time to post.  That’s something I plan to change, starting today.

I’ve had a lot messages on my phone recently… from Alyssa.  She calls in the middle of whatever is going on and gives me an update.    One of them was so fun…

“Brittany? This is Alyssa! I just wanna letcha know… um… we went to candy shop. [Tiffany, QUIET!]  And Alyssa got ice cream and Tiffy got vawilla and Matthew got… Matthew, what did you get?  And Matthew got mint. And Mommy… what did you get?  Mommy!  Mommy got caffeine-ccino [cappuccino].  And I got chocolate!  And we miss you.  And I love you. And we miss you.  And I can’t wait to come see you and you can’t wait to come see me. And we miss you.”

All of her messages include a lot about “We wuv you and we miss you and we wuv you and we miss you…” It almost makes me cry.

I can’t wait to come see you and you can’t wait to come see me.

Well, she’s got that right… I can’t wait to go see her! I can’t wait to hug her and hear her laugh and just have fun!

What do you miss most about your special siblings when you’re away from them?