Before I loaded up to go my wife had us get in a circle to pray. I don’t think the kids knew exactly how to pray for daddy leaving so I began to pray as we all huddled together. After the “amen” I gave kisses to my daughter, my wife and each of the boys and when I finished my daughter was still hanging on to me. I tried to walk away but she hung on. She wouldn’t let me go.
I think I missed something because I just patted her on the back in an “I gotta go now” fashion and turned away and left. But the hug went with me.
I’ve thought about it a lot.
My Allie knows how to make big impressions on her daddy. And it is just one more thing that makes me want to hurry home and be with my family again.
This is a goodness that comes from God. 🙂