I crawled into her bed and snuggled her for a bit. She mentioned how much she had missed me as she does most nights when I return from work. Which is comforting since even after three years of working evenings I still feel a pang in my heart when I leave each afternoon while she naps.
I think there is something healthy about that kind of "missing you" feeling. It is a great reminder of how precious that person is to you. And it is a great feeling to get to see them again!
I'm grateful to miss my children during my short evenings away. I'm grateful I don't have to work a full eight hour job. I'm grateful to hold them and hug them when I return. I'm grateful to get to see their faces light up when I walk through the door most nights. I'm grateful for how precious they are to me and to be eager to return to them. I'm grateful for their resilience and flexibility dealing with me leaving while they sleep. I'm grateful for all my husband does to make this work so I can work too. I'm grateful for all his early mornings and his amazing abilities as a dad.
Who do you miss? Do they know how you feel? How often do you get to return to them or are you waiting on the next "life" to meet up with them again?
May we see the beauty in missing the ones we love. May we get to return to them someday, somewhere. And may we get to hold the ones we love a little tighter. Have a beautiful day!