Friday, May 15, 2009

Away... Round 2

So, this is the second time we have left Chloe. The first time was overnight in February for a marriage retreat with our church. This time, it is for 4 nights. Yeah, you read that right... 4 long nights. Over 96 hours, over 5760 minutes... you get the picture.

Keith's best friend and old college roommate is getting married. Outside Detroit. So, I am posting this from our hotel room in Michigan. It wasn't feasible for Chloe to make the trip with us, so we took her to my mom's on Wednesday and left after we put her to bed.


I have fought back tears on more than one occasion.

Keith and I went to dinner last night, just the two of us. A rarity since becoming parents. We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants, The Melting Pot. We looked through all the pictures of Chloe on our phone.

When we got back to the hotel, my mom had emailed pictures of their day.
Surprisingly, my daughter was smiling and playing. I guess she does ok without us!

Actually, I know she is fine. I'm sure she misses us, but I know she is fine. My mom and I are soooo similar, so Chloe is with the next best thing. She ate and napped and slept just like she always does.

That puts a mommy's mind at ease.

I thought it would get harder each day we were away, but today is a little easier so far. Maybe its because I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks. Don't get me wrong... I will be more excited than anything to get back to her on Sunday, pick her up and give her 10,000 kisses.

(Momma, if you are reading this, give her hugs and kisses from me!)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hello, Old Friend

On Sunday I got reacquainted with an old friend....

my morning cup of coffee.

Oh, friend, how I missed you. We haven't spent time together since October 2007, when I found out I was pregnant. I couldn't spend time with you until I was done nursing Chloe.

Now I'm done breastfeeding. And, while I am still sad about that part of my life being done, I am looking forward to spending more time with you.
I have to admit, I tried to replace you with decaf, but decaf just wasn't the same.

I expect our friendship to pick up right where we left off.
So far, from what I can see, you haven't changed a bit.