We bid Big Cedar Lodge "farewell" today after a terrific, fun week with your little brother. It was a good week. A great week. We laughed a lot. We talked about you. Shared stories. And felt some (a lot of) heartache. But more than anything, we felt your presence.
You will be with us every step of the way, as we navigate the future. You will be sitting on Momma's shoulder as we stack blocks on the floor, making your brother belly laugh. You will be the butterfly flitting by as we splash around in the baby pool. You will be with us as we prepare Pickle for school and sports. You will ride shotgun with him as he experiences his first date. College. Marriage. Kids. All the dreams we had for you.
This week Dadda and I wound up with a handful of one dollar coins. Initially, Momma thought we should just spend the coins. That idea gave way to the thought of placing the coins in The Pickle's piggy bank. But Dadda had a better idea. Let's divide the coins and put half in Peanut's bank and half in Pickle's bank. Genius. Perfect. Done.
Your bank is going to continue to grow. Why? Because you still influence and change this world. This is your legacy. Your Peanut Effect. And, someday, that money will go to charity. That piggy bank is yours, and one more thing we will share with your brother. With love.
Guess how much Momma loves you. Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much - and more. To the moon...and back.