One month can feel like forever
In 24 hours a husband and father will return home after a business trip overseas. It is the longest that he, his wife and toddler have ever been apart. He will lay down his suitcase and a happy three year old will fling herself at his legs. His wife will grin with happiness and her heart will swell with the answered longing of his safe return. The month long home-made calendar with its crossed off days will be discarded. Stories will be swapped. Phone calls will be made, family ties and friendships renewed.
And once all the hellos are said, the kisses and hugs shared, the washing washed and the presents devoured, life will return to its normal routine. The sofa and remote will be reclaimed by their rightful owner and family life will go on as before, content in the knowledge that it’s once again complete.
Welcome home Daddy, we’ve missed you SO much.