One of Bear's wishes came true today. He finally got to meet his youngest nephew, who is 2.5 yrs old. Circumstances, distance and most likely, my own grief and their worry of my reaction to a child who is supposed to be close in age to my daughter are the reasons we have not met this child yet.
But I am glad we finally got to meet him. Why did it have to be under these circumstances? I don't know and I won't dwell on it.
I just hope they know that I love their kids like I do my own daughter, and that they shouldn't be strangers.