Monday, June 23, 2008

Even Uncle Kevin

Last night before going to sleep, Brad and I played a game. We were trying to see which of us could name all of the extended family members of the other person's family. Embarrassingly, we both miserably failed. But I must say that Brad did worse for two reasons: 1. He has actually met all of my extended family members and has had extensive conversations with many of them and therefore really should know most of their names, and 2. He didn't know the names of a couple of his own relatives. Seriously.

But hope is not lost for our extended family ties. Tonight as Grace and I drove home in the car, I asked her, "Grace, who loves you?" and after naming me and Daddy, she proceeded to name every member of our family. Including Uncle Kevin. Who left for Argentina before she could talk. And who she somehow recognizes in photos (although occasionally she is actually pointing to a younger, skinnier Brad).

Anyway. Family. We love you. We miss you. And you don't have to worry about Grace forgetting about you. Obviously.


  1. My worst fear is that my own grandchildren will not remember me, so it is good to hear that Grace is keeping us all in her head. I wish I could see her more often. She is my little friend. Can you write or copy that story into an email for Kevin this week? On his He would love to read it. Love you.

  2. Yeah really, thanks for making me cry. I feel like Kevin's mission has been 5 years long and why do I even care? It's not like we'll hang out when he gets home. He'll be too busy for us! But Grace is so smart and I love that. Cora has no idea who he is.

  3. Cute post, Elise. Don't worry. I can't remember the names of my extended family and I'm pretty sure Jason doesn't remember. Sometimes I give him little quizzes: "Okay. When's my birthday? When's our anniversary?" etc.

  4. What a blessing to know that we are loved by so many different people. I'm a little jealous. Great post, as always. I love living vicariously through your children's antics :)