The Macs are humming, my eyes are bloodshot. Definitely time to turn in after a Scout meeting and hours of work on Nik Software business. Making my way slowly up the stairs, my first stop (as always) is to check on the kids.
They are peaceful; fast asleep. Softly breathing. Bella the Vizsla is curled up at Emily's feet. Ethan is lazily stretched out, on the verge of snoring. Though beat down by life and work, I'm cognizant of how blessed my life is... these living souls are connected with mine, never to be severed.