There is nothing more wonderful than the return of a loved one after time away.

It is Wonderful When a Loved One Returns - Happy African American couple in a kiss and an embrace

Like most people, I love when a loved one returns after a time away. I remember when my husband traveled for work and I could not wait for him to get home. He spent two weeks in NOLA and then worked at home for two weeks. Two weeks does not seem like a long time, but sometimes it is. When you are at home with 4 children who miss their daddy, it is a very long time.

It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend because a dog is always happy to see you return home. A dog does not care if you have been gone an hour or a month, the dog is always happy to see its master return. Perhaps we should learn a new trick from the good old dog.

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We should celebrate and become filled with joy when we see our loved ones after an absence. Just think of how many people sit at home waiting for the return of a loved one that never happens. How much would our lives be improved if like the family dog, we jumped for joy and greeted returning family members like returning heroes at the door at the end of the day?

All these years later, my heart still leaps for joy at the memory. \When I think of how happy we all were when my husband would come home from out of town, I smile. There is something simply fantastic about a loved one’s homecoming. It never gets old. So the question for you this serene day is what is your favorite thing about when a loved one returns home after time away?