Alan: Hey Ben do you want to go riding long boards?
Ben: Ya, lets go when I get off work today.
Alan: Okay, we can go to that big hill that we crashed on last time.
Ben: Ha, ha, that was fun!
Alan: Oh, Mariah you can come to if you want.
This may sound like I am complaining, but I am not. When Ben left on his mission I told him I would wait to get married until he came home. Well, I met Alan two months later and we were married a year before Ben got home. I always hoped they would get along, I just didn’t expect them to get along this well. I am really thankful for this time that Ben gets to live with us. He has also become part of Alan’s family. All of Alan’s nephews and niece love him. When we have a family dinner if Ben is not there everyone misses him. Alan’s mom even said she would adopt him into the family if he would wear contacts so he had brown eyes.
Being the “third wheel” isn’t as bad as one might think. There is a lot of fun and laughter when Ben and Alan go on their adventures.