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I Missed Her So Much

I missed her sweet face SO much.

So so so much.

Even writing about how much I missed her made me teary.

I had an amazing time at the Sara Lee Back to School Nutrion Summit and at BlogHer. I don't want my whining about my kid to diminish the fact that these two events were wonderful experiences.

They were wonderful. I was totally blessed that Sara Lee Soft & Smooth sponsored my trip. More about that later.

By Friday, I was totally homesick. I really missed Grace, especially at night when I was settling into my room to go to sleep. It was bad.

On Saturday, I wanted to come home so badly that I would have gone to the airport and gotten on a plane if not for the gentle encouragement of a couple of awesome online-turned-IRL friends. They saved my sanity.

On Sunday, I approached the Harrisburg airport with a giddiness I haven't experienced since my wedding day or my high school graduation. I had to wait for my gate-checked bag to appear, and then I practically sprinted up the hallway and out through the airport.

You know, as much as a girl my size sprints, which is not too much. It would probably be more appropriate to say that I walked briskly.

I distinctly remember the moment that I saw Joe and Gracie. Have you ever heard this quote?

We do not remember days; we remember moments.

It was a moment.

Our eyes met.

She squealed, Momma!

I yelled, “Gracie!”

She jumped up out of her stroller and ran towards me.

I dropped my three carry on bags and ran towards her, tears rolling down my cheeks.

I grabbed her up and hugged her in the tightest embrace I dared. I felt like I was hugging my baby, my husband, my home, my whole life. I missed it.

Mah love you so so much! Mah missed you so so much! I don't think I'll ever forget those words.

I didn't want to let Grace go. I held her part of the night.

The next day, Joe, Grace, and I went to a local animal park for some family time. We spent the entire day enjoying each other's company. It was amazing.

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Gazing at cockatiels. Grace loves birds.
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Feeding ducks. Did I mention that Grace loves birds?
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Watching llamas and rhea birds from a safari bus ride.
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Getting tired, but still watching the animals - deer, elk, and Watusi cows.

Is that a cute dress or what? It's a Go Natural Baby Zah organic dress, and MomMostTraveled gave it to me at BlogHer.

Happily submitted to Tell Me Thursday, Things I Love Thursday, A Thousand Words Thursday, Show and Tell Friday,PhotoStory FridayHosted by Cecily and MamaGeek, Beautiful Life Friday, and Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta

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15 thoughts on “I Missed Her So Much”

  1. Awww. I have a hard time being separated from my girl for 8 hours so I can go to work!

    On a side note, I think my cousin, Once a Month Mom, got me that dress at BlogHer for my little girl!

    Jessie
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Nine Months =-.

  2. Awww. I have a hard time being separated from my girl for 8 hours so I can go to work!

    On a side note, I think my cousin, Once a Month Mom, got me that dress at BlogHer for my little girl!

    Jessie
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Nine Months =-.

  3. Awww. I have a hard time being separated from my girl for 8 hours so I can go to work!

    On a side note, I think my cousin, Once a Month Mom, got me that dress at BlogHer for my little girl!

    Jessie
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Nine Months =-.

  4. Now dang it – you went and got me all teary eyed reading your coming home story!
    .-= Robyn’s Online World´s last blog ..Last Day To Win Michael Buble! =-.

  5. Now dang it – you went and got me all teary eyed reading your coming home story!
    .-= Robyn’s Online World´s last blog ..Last Day To Win Michael Buble! =-.

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