This morning I got up bright and early with Daisy to take my mom to the airport. Sigh. I don't make a big deal out of goodbyes simply because I don't want to cry my eye balls out as I am hugging the person I am leaving and thus making it harder for them to go. You better believe that as soon as I have said my dry eyed goodbye and as I watch the person I love racing with their suitcase to catch a flight all the way across the country, thousands of miles away from me, my throat closes up, and the tears fall. Possibly one of the few times a year that I actually do cry. Not a day went by that my mom was here that I didn't question whether or not it would be possible for me to move back to California to live nearer to our immediate families. I realize now that we love North Carolina so much and it is definitely "home." We have so many amazing friends here, a great church, a beautiful home, lakes to fish at, the feeling of nature all around and yet amenities so close by etc., that leaving here would be just as hard as being away from our families in CA in a lot of ways. At the end of the day there is just nothing quite like family though.
My time with my mom was wonderful. We kept our days simple...(my favorite) and stress free. Pool trips, long walks, watched decorating shows together, played outside with Daisy for hours, baked, went out to eat, laughed and soaked up each others company. It flew by just as I knew it would. Daisy was just starting to learn how to say Lulu...sounded more like booboo but, she totally knew who Lulu was. Whenever I dressed Daisy I would say, "awww, you look so pretty. Go show your Lulu," and Daisy would trot out to my mom and act all bashful and silly as my mom ooood and aaahhd over her. My mom doted on Daisy endlessly and Daisy ate it up! I miss my momma like crazy. This was the only other picture I got with the three of us during her two week stay. We were eating in our adorable downtown and browsing in the shops. Daisy did great so long as we never sat still or stayed in one place for more than a few seconds. My kiddo does not like to be in one place..she likes to go go go...just like her Daddy:).
I miss you Momma. Miss you too much and can't thank you enough for being the best mom and friend a girl could ask for! xoxo
Next week's prompt is: water (could be bath time, pool, washing dishes, etc.)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and looking forward to seeing your pictures with your kiddos for the week!