I’ve been looking forward to this evening for weeks. The coordinating of it was difficult. Not because of the logistics of coordinating everyone’s schedules, but because every group family text until December 15 included Chandler. Every time I would look at a response to “What day works for you?”, one response was glaringly absent.
Though he was missing from the group text and from tonight’s family dinner, Chandler was the reason for this special occasion. A good friend of Chandler’s had told us weeks ago that he wanted to treat us to dinner whenever the timing worked for us. Tonight was the night.
As a mom, the best thing ever is to have all of my kids with me in the same room. I loved seeing them together tonight. But we were missing one, and it just sucks.
Delicious food, engaging conversations, lots and lots of laughter and Chandler stories. I don’t know how things work outside this realm, but I want to believe that Chandler was with us and was so happy that we were all there together. Surely they let you know when your people are having a special dinner so you can pop in as the invisible guest of honor.