Summer is here, and I don't know about you, but I miss the Fritchmans. I miss Asa and Eli coming over and jumping way too high on the trampoline. I miss them dropping trou and arching it into the creek off the bridge. I miss cuddling up on the sofa with all five blankies and watching Aladdin. I miss buying random toys at Target because I know they'll have fun in my big backyard aiming them at one another.
I miss the way Mark would always bait me with probing questions about my hot button issues. I miss him telling me about the heretical books he's been reading because he's always trying to understand God in broader terms. I miss his big goofy presence around here.
I miss the way Amy would ask me how I'm doing and never settle for, "Fine." I miss her bubbling enthusiasm about anything and everything. I miss her great big bright smile. I miss seeing her look at my people with something like pride.
I'm going outside to cry now. What do YOU miss about the Fritchmans?