Friday, November 9, 2007

They've Left Me

One could argue that Garrett has always been a part of me. Or, at least, that half of him has always been a part of me. After all, a female is born with all of her eggs. So, never before has he been this far away from me, hovering somewhere over Nevada and on his way to Portland.

My husband's family got the crazy notion that now would be a good time for a visit. Nevermind that we're moving in 18 days. While I could definitely have used my husband this weekend (he's been gone three hours and I've already been on the phone with the guy handling our new health insurance and the new church, asking, answering and fielding questions) I think I'll get more done without the baby. If I put one thing in a box, Garrett pulls two things out. So it's probably a blessing in disguise.

But walking away from them at the airport, telling my toddler that I'd see him in three days, was actually harder than I thought it would be. I seriously almost cried. Seriously. And when I got home there was a message from Daddy and Garrett. At the end the boy babbles something into the machine. I didn't delete it. If I need to hear his voice during the next three days I fully intend to push play.

Have fun Troy and boy. Laugh, play, visit, eat at Izzy's. I'll be here, packing away and dealing with all the odds and ends. It's almost like going on vacation. Except without the fun and the Izzy's.

They better return to me in one piece with no plane crashes to speak of. Because if they don't I'll have to unpack everything. Well, that and the fact that I would be thrown in the loony bin and probably put on suicide watch.


  1. Yes, it is hard to be away from our babies. But it does get easier. I know you've probably heard that a dozen times, but it's true. Promise.

    Interesting concept....women born with all their eggs have their child with them through their whole life. Hmmmmmmmm. Never thought of it that way.

  2. It's one thing to leave them behind on a fun outing or vacation, but it's quite another when they are the ones leaving you behind. I'm sure they're having no fun at all and are counting the seconds till they are back home with you...

  3. Yeah, now was a great time for a visit. Nevermind that poor you is left alone to pack an entire house. Hmm, interesting. In regards to the plane crash, much like an overprotective mother, I say to you, "Don't even joke about that!" That is all.