Today, I finally breathed easy, following the release of my colleagues who were abducted a week ago.
The toll it took on their immediate family was great, but the human spirit is strengthened whenever it is confronted with the unexpected.
I am happy their children will have their fathers tuck them in tonight. I am happy their wives will have the assurance of a cuddle tonight. I am happy they will sleep in a bed tonight.
I am thankful for every welcome home.