Marlowe : You were so right to give him the thumb up. He had been working [and partying -wife's sigh-] really hard while away. The amount of stress and exhaustion he had undergone was real and readable in each and every lines of his visage. But you were your usual happy-cuddly-baby and his tears of joy were as powerful as the love he has for you and your brother.
Airports heartbreaking goodbyes and joyful welcome-backs are back in our lives. It was a first time for both of you but I have 10 years worth of experience and I will do my best to help you navigate this roller-coaster of emotions. As hard as it is, it somehow feels right. You two can be proud of your arborist-tree-climber-slash-tanker-captain-papa. And never, ever doubt the love he has for you. It is so strong and beautiful, it fuels our lives everyday and gives both of us the strength to write this new chapter of our life.