I want to make it better.
I want to walk in the door with Caleb on my arm. I want to bring him back to his mom and dad right now.
This life can be so hard.
There is no coming back for Caleb.
He is not here. And I sense his absence in the quiet. It’s not a normal quiet. Not an empty nest quiet. It’s a robbed nest quiet. It feels unnatural and wrong.
I love my brother and I love his wife. I love my nephew, Luke and beautiful Danielle.
And I love Caleb.
I miss him.
This house, here in Austin, is filled with quiet and courage. The quiet of Caleb’s absence and the courage of a family who valiantly lives forward without him. They are so beautiful to me, even in sorrow. I love and admire and respect them. They hold tight to Jesus and walk this road the best they can.
But I still wish I could make it better.
Lord, I wish I could make it better.
That’s all I have to say about that.