A few years ago, Tom went to Alaska with his dad to visit a family member and was gone for a week. That had been the longest we had been apart from each other and the first time I had ever stayed at home alone without him. The day he returned, I posted on Facebook how happy I was to have him home. I also remember that I was sitting out in the backyard with the kids when he got home, and I just grabbed him and hugged him for the longest time. I just did not want to let go because I had missed him so much. I so remember that feeling of being so happy to see him. Now of course we’ve been apart much longer. It makes me really sad to think that I will never hug him on this earth again. When I think of how much I missed him that week, that can be multiplied by a million and still not reach how much I miss him now.
My passion is to share the importance of playing, and not just as a child, but as an adult also. It is so important to take the time to play and be active. Our children are losing that.