Good Morning Tori and Xander,
How has your school week been so far? I hope it has been going really well. I have learned a lot of the past year and two months. I have learned that God allows for pain to occur so we can learn to appreciate the small joys he has given us in this life. It is just a matter of listening to that still small voice. At times we are called to stand in the storm of this life and endure the chaos so we can appreciate the rain drops falling against the glass windshield or even comforting nature of your dads breathing when he hugs me while I cry. Every day is getting a little easier because I put everything in God’s hands. I cannot control anything in this world. Those that try to control are engaging in a losing battle because it is not they who control the world but instead it is God. Once you learn that you can control nothing then you actually become free.
Since losing the two of you, your dad and I have learned to appreciate each other more than ever before. We realize that we are the only family we have right now and therefore we go a little slower in this life because we realize the only thing that no one can take away from you is your knowledge and memories. Your dad and I were talking this morning about Star Trek, we both grew up in families where that is what we did as a family. We both watched the James T Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard command the star ship Enterprise. In the original series my favorite episode was the one where the Space Station and Ship was overrun by Tribbles.
In the next Generation my favorite is going to be when Jean-Luc Picard is taken by the Borg and he became Locutus. Once Jean-Luc returns to the enterprise he changes into a more interesting character.
Your dad, at your age Xander, built model starships. He loved building Klingon Warbirds and various Starship Enterprise starships. Your dad and I have decided that during our free time on the weekends after I am done this semester in school that we are going to start building models to place in our offices. I have to admit I am hoping to find a model of the Borg ship because I loved that species along with the Vulcans. I find the characteristics of the Borg calming and the logic skills of the Vulcans peaceful and reassuring. I hope that the two of you will find a series that resonates with a characteristic of your personality like the Star Trek series did for your dad and I. We pray that you appreciate the small details that can often be overlooked when you are in a hurry. The beauty of what God has given us is in the small details.
We love and miss you both.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and Kisses,
 1 Kings 19:11-13 KJV.