Today I got to spend so many hours with my little family without the distractions and pressures of every day life. It's in these quiet moments that you realize just how empty your life would be without the people you love most.
I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life, but especially for my little brother who is celebrating his 20th birthday. Although he is so far away, and I miss him so much, I am so glad that he has the opportunity to serve in Australia as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loves the people of Melbourne, and they have been so good to him.