Recently, an unusual phenomenon occurred in our family. I had two trips planned essentially back-to-back. One was a solo trip meeting a friend at a yoga retreat (amazing!), and the other was an awesome work event for Mad Dog (also amazing!). I was gone for four nights, home for two, then gone again for five nights. I think the boys actually missed me. I know I missed them.
That first morning when I was home for good, I was so happy to sit at the breakfast table with my guys. I got to catch up on all I missed and hear about their time with Grandma and Grandpa (thank you!). I, in turn, shared some of the cool things I got to see at the Arizona Biltmore and talk about the people I got to meet. I talked about how fun it was to meet the spouses of Mad Dog’s work team. I had so many people pull me aside to tell me how awesome Mad Dog is. They told me how as a leader he requires a lot from them, but he is fair and always has their best interest at heart. I was blown away by some of the ways he has positively impacted people. As I shared this with the boys I said that not only were people pulling me aside to tell me how awesome Mad Dog is, they started telling me how awesome I am, too.
This completely perplexed T.Puzzle.
“Why?” he demanded to know.
And, just like that, I crashed back to earth.
It’s good to be home….I think.