What are they thinking about....Father and son, walking on the beach. Memories of the past? Hopes for the future? Looking for the treasures of today?
Look at them. 3 grown up. 2 already wives and mothers. A 3rd taking that life-long commitment, a 4th still growing up and dreaming of her Prince Charming someday. But, today is A4's day. She was a beautiful bride.
She lives so far from us.
Birds usually come home to the places they were hatched to raise their families, don't they? Why don't children do that?
We are so happy for them, but there is also a sadness in knowing that we are not a part of their day-to-day lives. The distance prohibits it, but we will see them as often as we can.
Sam especially finds it hard to say good-bye to his sister. He knows it will be awhile before he sees her again. He is old enough to know that life goes on and there is a lot you want to share with those you love, but distance is so cruel and prohibitive.
Next time he sees his sister, he'll be taller than she is. Maybe she'll be expecting her own child. Maybe he'll have his braces off.
She too lives far, far away. She is so precious and at such a fun age. We have enjoyed being with her so much. Next time Seth sees her, she will probably hold still for pictures without having to be mesmerized by the paparazzi calling out Princess names. He will be much, much taller.