One day last month, we took a little day-trip up to see my Dad and Clara. Holly and Aaron-the-son-in-law had just spent a LONNNNNG day of travel the day before. They had gone to another state to buy a new-to-them car. They were gone ALL day, but they happily piled in my vehicle early the next morning, for the trip up to Tulsa.
On the way home, I was going to ride in the "way-back" with Joshua, since we are the most "travel-sized" members of our family, and we need the least leg room.
But Aaron insisted on riding back there with Joshua. He had brought his iPAD with him, so that he and his Razorback-lovin' bruh-in-law could watch the game together on the way home.
So he hauled his tall, long-legged self to the way-back seat of my Honda Pilot, and rode the whole 3 1/2 hours back there. He brought his iPAD into the restaurant, when we stopped for dinner, so that Joshua wouldn't miss any of the game.
He even bought that new car...just to tote Joshua around!
(okay...that one's a stretch!)
Our family has also been abundantly blessed with our daughter-in-law, Morgan. She's "the sister I always wanted" (something Joshua said in the presence of HOLLY, his real, live sister...she was not impressed. Obviously), and he adores her.
I'm just sayin'...if you don't bring your kids' spouses (and the "add-ons"...significant-others) on-board, and treat them like family, you're gonna miss times like this.
Joshua calls Aaron the "add-on." He means it in a good way...like we added him to our family when he married Holly. Joshua gives Aaron a lot of (mostly) (friendly) grief, but Aaron hangs in there, and works hard at developing their relationship.
Because of his selflessness with Joshua, Aaron blesses our entire family.
"Let us think of ways to motivate to acts of and good works." Hebrews 10:24