Monday, June 23, 2008

One Empty Chair

This past weekend, Jessica and I made a nine hour drive up to Wilmington, Delaware for my cousin Ashley's wedding.  We got their late on Thursday night and woke up early Friday to visit Philly.  We went with my sister Amy and her future husband Josh.  We toured the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and all the other historical parts of Philly.  It was great to see all the American History and where our country really started off.  And we also made the historic run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art...the same stairs from the movie Rocky.  We also had Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches for lunch. 

We then came back to the hotel and got ready for the Rehearsal Dinner.  We went, had some great food and good times with our family.  And the one thing that really struck me, was that there was one empty seat at our table.  A seat that should be filled by my brother.  It was just another small reminder that he isn't with us any more.  And throughout the weekend, it was strange to see how we always had one empty spot or one empty chair.  Even though its six months...almost seven months later, it's still hard to realize he's not here.
We had a great time at the wedding. I'm so happy for Ashley and Nate.  It was great to see all of our family.  But its still hard having one empty chair.

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