There are few things in life that compare to spending time with your kids. When you haven't seen them in six months, it's almost overwhelming. Spending time with my son today has been absolutely WONDERFUL!
The moment I saw him I started crying because I was no longer looking at a kid; I was looking at a man. He came walking out the door with this huge smile on his face as I was pulling up to the house and I couldn't hold back the tears. He looks so good! Being here with my son is better than I even imagined over and over in my mind. We're also spending the day with his girlfriend, Hannah. Getting to know her better has been wonderful, too. She's a sweetheart...and beautiful!
God has been so good, and being here has been such a huge blessing for me. Yesterday I surprised friends and my old boss at the company I used to work for and that was a lot of fun! Popping my head around the corner of my old boss' office, just like I always used to do, was so funny, and walking up to people's desks and surprising them was so much fun, too. I also sat and talked with friends I had not seen in over nine months and it felt as though I'd never been gone. We talked, and laughed, and looked at pictures. Oh...and time holding all these babies was great! They are all beautiful! This little one we, as a church family, prayed for for a long, long time. Finally getting to hold this precious answer to all our prayers was so special. I thank the Lord for allowing me the opportunity to see everyone, and I especially thank Him for the opportunity to spend all this time with my son. I can't wait for all my kids to be together again (next Friday!!!).