The last few days have been hard and filled with missing Michelle even extra. A year ago this past weekend was the last time I saw Michelle. I got to go to Mass with her, hear her beautiful singing voice, and enjoy her conversation and laughter in the car ride home to KY. My last memory of her is watching her flounce out of the car and into her house.
If I had known that was the last time I’d get to see her, I would’ve jumped out of that car and hugged her tight. I would’ve soaked up the moment of getting to be on the receiving end of one of her hugs. I know I hugged her hello at the start of cousin weekend – I don’t remember if I ever hugged her goodbye. I would give so much to be able to rewind and hug her again.
We are all getting together again this weekend for cousin weekend 2018. We will laugh a lot and tease a lot, and I’m sure I will probably cry because I want Michelle and Jacob to be there with us. We will make new memories and smile about all the old. Mostly I’m just looking forward to being in the place we all love and being together again!