Justin worries that Robbie doesn’t miss him when he’s gone. Robbie doesn’t always look up and come running when Justin walks in the house. After all, sometimes a toy that lights up and plays music is more exciting than a dad walking up the stairs…

I’ve been trying to convince Justin that this is not true, that Robbie does really miss him and love him and know exactly who he is. But, what do I know? I’m just the mom who listens to the kid say Dada every day Justin’s gone. I’m just the mom who watches Robbie lift up the sheets and look for Justin.

The proof came today. I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready when Robbie came running down the hall with Justin’s shirt in hand, gleefully yelling, “Dada! Dada! Dada!” Now if only I’d caught this on video for real proof…


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