Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Missing My Family

Tonight, I'm writing from Hampton, VA. I've been here all week conducting business. I'm really missing my wife and kids, but I have to keep in mind that this job that takes me away at times is also the same job that helps me provide for my family. Today at my meeting, I was taking notes on my laptop and then I decided to secretly open up a little media window to run a video of our Gulf Shores family vacation from last summer. I still paid attention to our briefer, but every few seconds I'd glance down at that little video. Even though it made me miss my family even more, I still had to see them. Yes, I'm over-the-board when it comes to sentiment, but you know what, I'm thankful for that part of me. I love that feeling in the center of my soul that lingers on each little movement of my kids. I had the volume turned off so others wouldn't hear what was going on from my computer, but the images were all I needed. That silent video conducted a symphony in my heart. I can't wait to be with them again this Friday!


LoveLladro said...

I don't think you are overboard at all... I think that is so perfectly lovely that you miss your family that much. I am sure you are a better husband and father for it! Glad to know you are home with them now ;~)

Freda Tapp said...

Don't ever stop describing what's in your heart and sharing it with others. It's a gift to all who are touched in a positive way by it.

Your family and your children will forever be grateful for your expression of love for them.

Chris Coryell said...

Totally with you brother. Julie would send me little videos of her and the girls when I was in Afghanistan and I would watch them over and over again. It's a good thing to love your family...don't ever apologize for it!