All Too Quickly

My mom leaves on Sunday. Early Sunday morning. You know how you go on a great vacation and on the last couple of days you realize it is the last couple of days. You don't want to dwell in that because you don't want to waste the time you have left or take away from how awesome it was...but still.

My mom has been amazing and has made my first trimester a breeze. In three weeks she has managed to keep my house spotless, cook, and watch the kids. Palmer is pretty much potty trained and Emily has been in complete bliss with the attention she has received. Bret and I have spent precious time alone together. We have enjoyed having her along with us on our various expeditions in and around town.

Bret, the kids, and I have all tried to convince her to stay longer. I think she has wavered a little but none the less she is still leaving on Sunday. We will all miss her dearly. I don't know when we will be back to KS and I don't know when she will be back here in PA. Not having her be close by has been one of the hardest parts of being so far from home. I worry that I won't see her again before this baby is born and I already feel how long that is going to be for us all.

Sunday night is going to be hard. Mom is going to be gone and Bret is on nights. The kids will be in bed and I will be alone. I have a couple of projects to get started to keep me busy in the upcoming month while Bret is working nights. It will still be hard. The good news is that this is his last rotation of nights EVER. I keep that in my pocket when I start to feel bad. I miss her already.


Caroline said...

Sounds like the good life :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I just read your profile and wanted to let you know you know one person in PA, me! I'm glad your mom was able to help out. Hello from sits!