Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Missing My Boys

Since it's Easter break in the school system here, my boys went to spend a few days at their Grandparent's house, together with one of their favorite cousins, Kelsey. She's 12 years old and they absolutely adore her! I'm going to go pick them up later today and then we're heading in to the city to watch Happy Feet, followed by supper out somewhere. Kelsey is going to spend a night at our house, which the boys have been looking forward to for quite some time. It should be fun!

While part of me enjoys the short break from my boys, I find it very difficult to be away from them. A couple of weeks ago they had a day off from school at the end of the week and were at their Grandparent's then for a few days . . . this Easter visit wasn't in the original plan, but since my parents offered, the boys really wanted to spend more time there. That's great for them, but kind of lonely for me. And on Friday we had a visit with Thomas, whom we hadn't seen for a couple of months (he lives in another city). I miss him too.

Wayne has been very sick since Thursday, with a severe cold/sore-throat/fever/chills/body ache type illness. Unfortunately, some of of Easter weekend plans were adjusted in order to accommodate his sickness. He went into work yesterday, but I know it was tough on him. He's working the evening shift this week and next, so he leaves the house at 3:00 p.m. and doesn't get home until 1:00 a.m. (sometimes later). Yesterday he was in bed all day prior to going to work, and then in the evening he was gone, so I was getting pretty lonely out here in my big old house.

It's times like this that I ponder a couple's decision to deliberately not have children. My children bring so much life and love into my life, I couldn't imagine my world without them. My boys are young, but I already dread the "Empty Nest". So much of my day revolves around them, I wonder how I'll manage once they are permanently not living here. I'm getting sad so I'd better quit writing on this topic.

Have a great Tuesday!

1 comment:

Kristy said...

Awww ~ Kim, I'd come keep you company ! ( only we live hundreds of miles apart and by the time I got there your Starbucks would be cold !!)