Here it is. The moment of Jeff's return. I will never forget the intense joy of this moment. I have had no other experience to compare it to. It is a culturally common experience in my church, but for each individual and family, it is once in a lifetime. This is my connection to all mothers who have the faith to allow their children to go away, either physically or emotionally, in order to do something important, then welcome them back home. The coming home is worth the temporary separation.