In my entire workday at the credit union, there is absolutely nothing as rewarding as the moment after I have come through the door at the end of the day, and Derek sees me. His whole body starts to quiver, his legs pump the air wildly, and his face lights up with a huge grin. I say, “Hi!” and he says, “Uh uh uh uh!” and hold up his arms. It’s wonderful.
There is also, thankfully, nothing in my work day quite like baby kisses. I kiss his cheek, and he turns, mouth open wide, and slobbers the side of my face. While I do love the sentiment, I am not fond of slobber, so it’s a bitter-sweet moment for me.
So much of this I would miss out on if Derek and Amanda didn't live with us. The blessings far outweigh any inconvenience or cost.