Today the nightmare ended.
It was a long, horrifying ordeal that really could have happened to anyone. But it's over now and the healing can begin. Tonight he is home where he should be...with his beautiful, strong wife and his two gorgeous and smart little girls. I am so happy for them...words can't describe it. He lost over three years of watching his girls grow, of being with his wife who he's been with since they were teenagers. Seeing the strength of his wife, my friend, Jirina, through this has been unbelievable. She is the strongest woman and MOM I know. She never gave up fighting for Pavel's release, taking care of her girls, doing what needed to be done. She's amazing.
As a parent, I can only imagine not being able to see your children. I don't want to think of it. As tired as I am and as much as I just want a break sometimes, I wouldn't want my life any other way. How lucky am I that my boys are sleeping in their beds a few feet away, safe. I am safe. Hubby is safe. We can all hold each other any time we want.
I am grateful.
Hug your loved ones tonight.