Jacob comes home tonight! (Lands in about 1.5 hrs, not that I'm counting minutes or anything.) I was so thankful he could go home, but I'm not going to lie... it's been hard having him gone for 12 days, especially since I was the only person on that side of our family who didn't get to be there. I threw a miserable pity party for several days. Trust me, you wouldn't wanted to have come.
It's hard being here. It's hard being apart. It's hard missing home. It's hard missing stuff.
But tonight I watched this video that one of our interns just made, and I was nearly brought to tears as I realized just how much it is worth it. It is so worth it. I am so thankful... that I get to witness their first steps. And laugh at their silly faces. And host their birthday parties. And buy them ice cream. And clean off their faces. And feed them bottles. And play patty-cake. And soak in their love.
It may be hard sometimes... but it is always, always worth it.