He stands in the doorway, towering over our baby boy, bending down for his fifth hug in under three minutes. Dressed in a blue, collared shirt, and his favorite pair of khakis, he is preparing to leave us for the first time in a month. Watching their embrace fills my heart with sadness, and relief. We are getting our lives back on track.
*Every day, throughout the month of August, I will be participating in a fun writing experiment, known as Small Stones, for #AwakeAugust. To learn more, or for more examples of Small Stones, you can click here.