It has been 3 years since Brenna left us. I have looked at this several ways...
I am 3 years closer to seeing her.
She has been on her mission for 3 years and I don't know when she'll be home. She does not write often.
It has been 3 years since Brenna has finished her time in mortality and has returned home to "a state of happiness...a state of peace" where she has been resting from all her "troubles, and from all care, and sorrow". What a great feeling for her and her parents to know that she passed the tests of mortality. As her father, I don't worry about where she is or what she is doing or how she is feeling.
She is 3 years closer to her Resurrection.
Still...It really hasn't gotten any easier without Brenna. I miss her terribly. But I am so grateful for the "Plan of Happiness" and my knowledge and testimony of this plan. I am grateful for eternal families and that Brenna continues to be a part of our family and will be forever. I am grateful for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement and Resurrection that makes eternal families possible.
Brenna, I love you and can't wait to hold you in my arms again.