A friend of mine from church has a couple of kids who have come over to play several times, and G just adores them. A week ago, I thought we had seen them for the last time as my friend was planning on moving away that weekend.
As we were preparing to go to church yesterday morning, G started talking about him friends and how he was excited to see them. I had to explain to him that his friends and their mom had moved and we wouldn't be seeing them again. This greatly distressed him and he started to dry and wail, "But I love them!" It was so sweet and heart-wrenching. I comforted him as best I could.
When we got to church, G practically jumped up and down with excitement, "Look! It's B and E!" I looked, and sure enough, there they were! Came to find out that they were not leaving town after all, but my friend had just decided to move her family into town rather than stay where she was up in the mountains.
Anyway, I'm happy to have a friend sticking around (so many have moved throughout my lifetime). And G is just thrilled, of course. I am happy for him :)