Despite the frustrations that can come along with the disorganization, messiness and chaos found in any house occupied by six people, I find I truly miss the five who aren’t here.
I miss my youngest daughter running out to my car barefoot to greet me when I get home. I miss the shy smile of my second-oldest daughter as she gives me a hug and asks me about my day at work. I miss my teenage daughter’s silliness and hearing her loudly sing show tunes while she’s in the shower. I miss the unique games my son makes up with his toy cars. Perhaps most of all, I miss the support, encouragement, patience, understanding, laughter and love my wife provides on a daily basis.
Even as I try to figure out my personal work/life equation, I’ve found that my desire for occasional peace and quiet needs to be offset with the loving chaos my family provides.
That’s what real balance means to me, and I’m eagerly anticipating its return.
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