Cade made good time. For my sister-in-law's sake I was thrilled. However, we didn't arrive for a couple more hours making it one of the longest drives ever. Thought desperate to see him we were so close that I begged for no texted pictures of his little self. After the agony of having to meet my sister's son, Levi, via Facetime from Israel I wanted to see Cade face-to-face for the first time.
Earlier in the week she wanted to talk to me about "what it's like to be a big sister." After all, I am her daddy's big sister so I must be a good source. She is quite the contemplative one; I'd like to think she gets that from her Aunt Jamie. Having thought through all that this little brother business entails, she is rightly excited, nervous, scared, thrilled, worried, and hopeful all at the same time.
"It means we need to love him, and take care of him, and teach him about Jesus."
Yup. That about sums it up. Welcome to the family little man. You're loved.