We're so happy that Uncle Paul (JaNae's little brother) finally made it in spite of the snow storm the weekend before Christmas. It's been almost 3 years since we've seen him and it was fun to reconnect and get to know him again.
By the time he got here we had exactly 19 hours to catch up before he was off again. Lots of wrestling, cuddling, reading books and a quick late night talk filled our few hours. By some miracle the kids all warmed up immediately and fell in love with Uncle Paul. Maya was even balling hysterically as we said goodbye.
I must admit...my little brother is growing up. He laughed at me as I struggled to imagine him doing grown up things (like falling head-over-heels in love...isn't he like 12 years old still?!?!) Being second of 11 kids its always a fun experience to get to know my little siblings once they reach adulthood but its always harder than I imagined to "let" them grow up in my head! I swear the realization that they are growing up always ages me a few years...Is this what it's going to feel like when my own babies start heading out into life?...no I'm sure it will be much worse!
We're so glad you didn't give up and you made it even for one short day Paul!!!