Jacob made me cry pretty hard today.
A while back, my mom told Jacob that when you see a butterfly, it’s someone from heaven trying to say hello. Today as we got out of the truck after school a huge monarch butterfly came fluttering by us. It was stunning. I drew his attention to it.
“Do you remember what that means?” I asked him.
“It’s uncle Riley saying hello!” He chirped. And he chased after it, yelling “uncle Riley! Come here! Uncle Riley! Come back!”
It was a quick, fleeting moment, and it broke my heart.
Come back, Riley. I wish you could.