May 4, 2016
With Pa overseas and you almost-constantly working, life at home was pretty much spent on waiting for you so we can eat dinner together, and in the morning hoping we can catch each other awake somehow. It became our normal. Still normal now. Your regular "just checking-in" phone calls being the semi-highlights of our summer days. We'd be very glad when you came home early with our favorite snacks. You'd have an easy smile during those times, and we'd know work was kind. Dinner would be a bit early, and you'd have time for some TV after.