Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

life's not as sweet without my sugar plum.

{pointing at the clouds.}

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.

{searching for airplanes with her "telescope."}

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.

{i didn't cry until her back was turned.}

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.


Wendy said...

Brave woman! I've never been that long without my babies . . .or maybe that's "lucky woman."

JadeLD said...

Hi there,
I just found your link from the comments at organising your way.

Five days is a lot for your wee girl to be away but it is good that she can be so independant. Your photos are really sweet.

Hope you are surviving without her.

love said...

oh, she is precious. i'm sure she will have a blast and a refreshed mama is ALWAYS a good thing!