He’s home. And my, were we happy to see him.
Still himself, just a little sweeter, a little kinder; just as silly. His knees are covered in thick callouses from hours of prayer. All the kids slept on the floor of his room the first night. A week later we are still staring at him, pinching ourselves to make sure all this happiness is real.
p.s. they say the #1 indicator for happiness in marriage is how much a man’s children adore him and vice versa. Watching Erik’s face in this video made me fall in love with him all over again.