I'm struggling this week. Work deadlines have me depressed and overwhelmed. There have been tears and lots of "I don't WANT to work - I want to be home with my kids!" Sometimes I wonder if this is all even worth it - this life; the seemingly bad news on top of bad news on top of bad news. But then Collin brings the boys home for the evening and this guy, this guy!...I pull him out of his car seat and he immediately lays his head on my left shoulder. He sticks his right thumb in his mouth and wraps his left arm around my neck. He doesn't seem tired, just content to snuggle; and in that moment after a long, stressful day I know it's all worth it. It's all so worth it.
(Cas sent me a little preview of Nolan's birthday pictures last night and this one made my heart leap. I love this kid.)