Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nope...Didn't Happen

Warning: Reading this post could lead to tears. Proceed with caution.

In case you were wondering, here are a few things I did NOT do today.
  • Didn't get a 6:30 a.m. wake-up call from a cranky two-year-old.
  • Didn't have to convince said two-year-old that he did indeed want to go to preschool today.
  • I did not watch the same two-year-old do a 180 at the preschool door and run screaming in the opposite direction all the way through the lobby and out the double doors of the building!
  • I definitely didn't have to hear that two-year-old sobbing as I bolted for the same doors moments later.
  • I know I didn't see my six-month old who almost sitting up in the grocery cart.
  • I most definitely didn't have lunch with my sister and brother-in-law for one of the last times in a long while.
  • I surely did not tear up watching the same two-year-old give his aunt Emmy a hug.
  • That wasn't me who wanted to scream, "not soon enough" after hearing that two-year-old tell his aunt and uncle: "see you soon!"
  • And I'm most certain that I didn't hug my baby sister today for the last time before she moves to Germany for 3 1/2 years.
Oh, and you are NOT reading this either.


Heather O'Dell said...

Oh, girl! I am thinking of you. Wow. Hang in there.

thehollandfamily said...

Ok this brought tears to my eyes. Praying for you during this difficult time that God will provide you with the comfort that you need.

kriswalls said...

Ohhhhh Laura! I am so sorry! I pray God holds on to each of you durning this time in your lives. If you need anything let me know.

black tag diaries said...

oh laura! i'm certain if you just keep saying, "nope, didn't happen" it will all go away. i've tried this approach numerous times. i can't imagine the tearful sister goodbye.

Lindsey Brackett said...

Hurting for you and such a tough day. This is what DID happen: you were an awesomely strong and brave mommy who sent one baby to school despite the protest and reveled in the accomplishments of your other. You were a wonderful loving big sister who helped her younger sister gain courage for this new phase of her life. And then you went home to a great husband and you DID have a mommy timeout because after today no one deserves it more. Love you!

Sarah said...

I did NOT read the warning at the beginning of the post, and now I am NOT believing that you have brought me to tears so early in my day. My sister lives on the other side of the US, so it's still far and it isn't easy. I cry every time I say goodbye to her. I will be praying for you, friend.