Once again, we have reached this time of year. The time after Daniel's birthday in early May, was spent finishing up homeschooling, and readying the farm for Summer, when perhaps the heat and blinding humidity would make it harder to do some things as the year moved on. In my memories we spent so much time running, and doing. I spent less time just being, than perhaps I should have. We always needed to be doing something at break neck speed. Looking back I don't think this was true of Daniel. More than anyone else I have ever known, I think he really did carve out time for things he wanted to do, and sometimes, just to be. He loved our animals, and he was good about visiting even when they didn't need anything, just to give them a kind word.
Daniel, I feel you with me as an important part of my life here. I miss your physical presence here on Earth, but I know that God must call those for whom Heaven must pinch hit, while they are gone. I send all my love.