One of the nice things about sending your kids off to college is that they sometimes come home.
And when they do, they often value their families a lot more than before they left. When you’re ready to get out on your own, ready to make something of yourself, you tend to take your family for granted. But when you’ve been away from them, you start to miss it (or at least you miss the good things).
It has been delightful to have Rachel home this summer. She brings a fun intentionality to our family gatherings — she seeks the kids out and pursues time with them. It was the same when Joshua was here, except he was here so briefly, we had to make do with a lot less of him.
Thank you, Rachel, for making us feel that we are important to you. Thank you for helping us to appreciate each other. We miss you when you are away at school!
Project 365, Day 163