This weekend we celebrated the life and goodness of my cousin, David. He went missing September 2011, and his remains were found this fall. David and I were good friends during my late teen years, when AOL was the big thing. We chatted over e-mails and IMs for the better part of a few years. He was a good friend, hilarious, kind, gentle and a great man.
It's sad that funerals are what tend to bring the majority of our family together, but it really is so wonderful to catch up with everyone, see how our families have grown, and share sweet memories. I've spent the last 2 days with my extended family and I feel so blessed to be a part of such a group. A few immediate observations; We are loud, we like Diet Coke, and we love each other.
I've grateful that families are forever and that we will see him again someday.
I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Sunday and a Happy New Year!