Today I took Jenn and the kids to the airport. They will be spending the week with her folks in Myrtle Beach.
Me? I’m writing 2 papers, taking 2 tests, taking 1 quiz, and giving a class presentation… oh, and launching a website I built for my church… oh, and I just did our taxes…
Anyway, back to the airport… So, there we were. We had checked in (despites some issues) and walked to the security line. I hugged Jenn for a minute and then went around the stroller to say bye to the kids… and it hit me like a ton of bricks how much I love those buggers. I could barely hold back the tears as I looked into my son’s eyes and told him to be good for his mother this week and how much I loved him. Then, the girl… I’ve become so in love with her recently. Her hugs, kisses, and smiles make everything melt away and, for that moment, all is right with the world. I asked for a kiss and she smiled and complied… I just wanted to stare at them for hours… Knowing I had to let them go on their journey, I stood and walked back to Jenn. I was still fighting back the tears and the enormous lump in my throat. We hugged, kissed and said goodbye.
It is only 7 days… and I’ll be working my butt off the whole time… but I really do miss them and am sad.