Today we went over to our friend Tara and Brian's house for a tupperware party and to hang out. Brian just returned home from Afghanistan a few weeks ago and Aaron's team was the one who took over for them. They were able to hang out for a week during the transition, and I am sure it was nice for Aaron to see a friendly face.
Brian came over to say hi to me and I was holding Ella. Ella froze, looked at me and very hesitantly leaned towards Brian. He took her and she just stared at him for a few minutes, then she slowly laid her head down on his shoulder. He held her like that for a long time. It was heart breaking. I never realized until that moment how much she must miss Aaron.