Seeing Sarah

Lots of people have been asking me, “Where’s Sarah?” That’s my wife if you do not know. I have to say, “She’s working in Kansas City.” And then I proceed to tell them why she works so far away, the duration of her stay, and if I’m going to see her soon.

We at least get to talk on the phone every evening. The reason why she is there is because she works with the Southwestern Company. This is a sales job and she gets out-of-state territory. Why? It’s complicated. You see, the job is designed for young college students. And the job is very demanding of your time and energy. If they let students work their hometown, they would be too distracted to be successful at the job. Sarah could probably handle this job even locally, but she sticks with the format even though she is in her eighth summer and she is older than college-age.

Plus, she does well enough at this job to earn tuition for this coming school year faster than any other job we know of. I”ve done this job with her for the past 3 years and it has been amazing. Now, I’m committed to working at our church and juggling for the summer – while she sells a few educational books.

If military families can handle a year apart, Sarah and I can handle a few months. Besides, she doesn’t know this, but I’m going to go see her sometime this week for a few days. Then I might even drive out a second time and see her. She’s worth it. I love my wife. I love Sarah. The longer we’re apart, the more pictures of her I’m fishing down in the housing and staring at before I go to bed at night. She is beautiful. She is precious. She is my wife.


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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.