Before heading home from our anniversary trip, we drove two hours north... to get our girl. It was a long ride there and home, but oh it was worth the miles and the exhaustion! To feel her arms around me and have her hang on just-a-little... I think we both needed that. She told us she was really missing the cat... but what I think she wouldn't admit was... she was really missing her brother. And me? Most of all? I think I have been missing them together.
Saturday morning, I heard their chatter spilling out from across the house. From her room, then his, and back to hers. Words tumbling over each other, laughter, and occasionally a squeal. I have counted my blessings again and again that they share this friendship... and once, twice again, over the weekend. I think I knew that they would miss each other, but what I didn't realize was how much I would miss their togetherness...
These blessings spun around my heart all day yesterday, but I write them, to seal them in, on a Tuesday...
-a wonderful anniversary celebration
-the excitement i read in her text as we were on our way
-just wrapping our arms around each other
-seeing her be wrapped in her daddy's arms
-her happy conversations on the way home
-the marching pride preview
-her joy at seeing her brother marching with a bass drum
-his smile from the field when he spotted his sister
-passing notes in church (me, too Kerry! me, too!)
-celebrating 61 with a beach picnic and bright safari cupcakes
-listening to her "talk zoo" with her gramma
-cousins digging for coquinas
-safe travel, to and from, and back again
-his successful first day of junior year