I have spent the past couple of weeks hanging with Dara and the kids all day. We decided to take some down time after closing out a season at Hope Church and before beginning Center City Church.
I had my first day in the office (Caribou Coffee) yesterday and did not finish up work until after 5pm. When I came into the house, the kids made a beeline for me. They tackled me and there was an epic explosion of kisses.
Nothing like this in the whole world. Mary came back to me a little bit later in the evening, jumped into my arms unsolicited and gave me about 30 kisses on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Amazing.
I love what I do. I love pastoring Center City Church. But there is nothing greater on this side of heaven than being a husband to Dara and daddy to Max, Mary, Jack and Ben.