Life is full of little moments that sometimes pass us by. Last night was one of those. Joshua just visited the college he believes he wants to attend next fall. Rachel and I had been talking and then the three of us started to talk about Christmas and how things were changing. This is the last year with all of them at home with our normal traditions. Next year holds college for Joshua and marriage for Rachel. She was fussing at Joshua that he wasn’t leaving forever he was just going to college and then he and I looked over and she was in tears. Joshua put his arms around her and I wished I had my camera to capture that moment. I will treasure it always in my heart. The special relationship they have forged through years of trials and homeschooling and working and breathing together every day. What a blessing. This is the heartbeat of my life.