my little girl left yesterday to go with uncle mattie and aunt mush to dallas. for FIVE WHOLE DAYS. without me. i packed her little suitcase and all of her (many) necessities and she was off. so happy was she. so torn was i.
i got regular updates while they were on the way. mamo rode as far as fort worth, and i heard she fed ellie cookies and candy the whole way. no napping in the car for ellie belle. this morning, however, i got a report that she had slept well and was playing with play-dough. plans for the day included lunch with mattie and a trip to the aquarium. lucky.
things are certainly much quieter without her. i got lots done last night in the calm. and i know she's having a blast. but, for the long run, i'd trade refreshed decor, clean laundry and dishes and silence for that sweet girl any day and every day. one million times over. until i die.