for joel

My husband left today for Australia – he’s headed there to collaborate on some exciting research for his PhD. I’m so proud of him and his accomplishments, but research takes time, and he’ll be gone for 10 days. I know, I know … it’s just 10 days. But I’m pretty crazy about him and right now, those 10 days seem like an eternity. I know the time will pass quickly (I’m headed home to Ohio tomorrow! Yeah!!), but tonight, my heart is feeling pretty sad.

I thought I’d post this picture of him and his brothers and dad. I really, really love it – it totally captures how happy Joel is around people he loves – and I can’t wait to see that smile again in 10 days. (Can you tell we’re already counting?!)