On a recent Saturday, we took the kids to visit my office in the Indiana Statehouse. They were as enamored of the beautiful building as we are! Undoubtedly one of their favorite parts was the candy I had squirreled away in a desk drawer. But a close runner up was easy access to the white board that hangs on my wall. After letting them each doodle for a few minutes, it was time to go. Yoseph and I were out the door, zipping coats and discussing dinner when I realized Tim and Ana were still in my office.
“Come on!” I called, somewhat impatiently. “We’re waiting.”
Ana emerged with a shy smile and Tim just shook his head.
“You’re going to cry on Monday,” Tim whispered. “She wrote you a note.”
And he was right.
Oh, Ana. I miss you already, too.