Jessie, that's a wonderful thought to have!
I'll hope the same for the poor little one.
I'm sorry you lost him, though.. I've only seen Snowpea (I think)
but I'm sure he was a beautiful, well-loved little guy!
I'm sorry about the disappearance of Tom. That is strange - that he is gone but your other Budgie was still in the cage. What a mystery!
Well . . . I'm going to join in with the rest of the folks who are hoping for the best, and pray that Tom will soon return home. My heart goes out to you. It is sad that Tom was your first Budgie and you had him when you joined Talk Budgies. Hang in there though. Miracles DO happen!