Monday, August 02, 2010
The Real Test...
Moving to Haiti is one thing...
Being away from Aaron for TWO WEEKS...well, that's a whole different thing.
We have never been apart from each other that long. Never! I know lots of couples have to do the "away" thing all the time. We've never had any reason to be apart from one another for two weeks, so this is new to us.
Lots of tears today as Aaron was leaving. The boys were crying. I was crying. Aaron was crying (only because he's a total wimp and cries any time his wife cries). Our niece was a total mess. She packed Uncle Aaron a bag of snacks while she literally sobbed in the kitchen. She started crying the moment Aaron's brother arrived on the farm. She knew seeing Will meant it was time.
Poor Will. He offered to drive Aaron all the way to Florida pulling a small trailer with some of our stuff inside...the stuff we're shipping. What a nice brother, right? When he drove up the kids treated him like he was the Grimm Reaper. He did not receive a warm welcome. It's not fun to have small children stare you down as you walk up to the house. It's not fun to have people start crying just because you arrived.
Our daddy loaded up today and headed to Florida. He flies to Haiti on Wednesday.
My brother, Jason, will fly with me and the kids to Haiti on August 13.
Until then we will miss Aaron something fierce. We don't do well on our own. The kids totally know they have me outnumbered. I can feel it. Thankfully I'm with family. They are so precious and a huge help. No way could I do this without them.
Aaron is twittering his updates. I've loved getting the play by play today.
Totally sappy, but I teared up posting this picture. I miss you Aaron!
Thank you for driving him, Uncle Will...and a huge thank you to the Palermos for letting us borrow your trailer to haul across the country.
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