Jason Money tried to revel in the joy he felt at his entire family being together for the first time in 18 months.
But the pain of a momentary mistake haunted him, muting the merriment of a night the entire family had anticipated for months.
“Everyone was happy, obviously, because we were all hanging out,” the 17-year-old said. “I wasn’t trying to bring the mood down at all, but I was tired. It was late. I’d played a football game, so I went downstairs, and I hit my knees and I just sobbed, I don’t know for like 30 minutes.”