Feeling a bit lonely today. I won't go into all the particulars right now, but The Man had to hop a flight out of town this morning to be with his family on the west coast. His father is seriously ill, and his health has taken a sharp turn for the worse. We decided that we could only send one of us home at this time, which was a really difficult decision. We did some quick juggling and scheduled a flight (no easy feat on a holiday weekend) and The Man left very early this morning.
So, Little Man and I are staying here for the time being. But
it's tough. I wish we could be there together as a family. I wish that
Grandpa could meet LM, and an even bigger dream would be that he would
understand that LM is our son.
I would love to hold
Grandpa's hand and whisper to him that I was going to try and sneak him
an Oreo, just like we always used to do.
And I'd give Grandma a big hug.
Little Man is missing his daddy tonight. It's going to be a long, long week without him.
To remember there are many ways to family: Two roads (this is an excellent piece on the attachment process!)
To know your family: Family names: reading and writing the ones we love
To laugh: Thanksgiving Turkey
To countdown: Baby Sock Advent Calendar
To grow up: Thanksgiving as a kid vs. Thanksgiving as an adult
To feed the child's creative mind: Creativity matters (free e-book)