There was one sad part, however. It was when Shaney was talking about her upcoming wedding and I could see that Jared was getting a little teary eyed realizing that he was going to miss his best friend's wedding. Nobody else noticed, but a mother knows. I saved my tears for after our good-byes and then I let it all out. It is a really hard thing for Jared to be missing this. It is hard for all of us. But I know the Lord will make it up to him at least 10 fold.
Sigh...until next Christmas.