The boys and I headed to Tallahassee on Tuesday afternoon for Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It is the one time of the year that I get to see ALL my family. Our trip was a trip filled with traffic, but we finally made it. My mom and I didn’t really plan our week. I had a few things I wanted to do while in Tallahassee, but mostly just wanted to relax. Most of the things I wanted to do were not activities that the boys considered fun, much less tolerable. I mean how much fun is a plant nursery, really?!
We go to Tallahassee Nurseries every year. Their Christmas trees and decorations get us in the spirit. Both boys were adamant that they would not have fun! They were holding out pretty well until we entered a building with a tray full of cookies. Then, they found a cat to pet. Then, they remembered the koi fish pond. We almost couldn’t get them to leave. But, I’m sure there was no fun had! 😉
I’m sure that they didn’t have any fun at my dad’s house either. The kids begged someone to ride them around in the golf cart. They chanted names until some sucker gave in and would drive them around. I got some of it on video, definitely not fun! 😉
Watching my boys laugh and have fun is wonderful, but it’s always a painful reminder of what my husband is missing. When I email him I want to tell him all the stories, but I also don’t want to upset him. My boys drive me up a wall but it is a small price to pay to be able to share moments with them. My husband reminds me of that frequently.
In another month and I will have my arms around him… I will laugh until my sides hurt… I will have ten days… ten days. I know that it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s something. And, you know what they say… something is better than nothing.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8