Saturday, June 16, 2007

Feelin' like a family . . . at least for now

Today was good. You know why?
Because, today, for the first time in a long time, I felt like a family.
Mark was off of work; his first day off since he started his job in November (not including the weekends).

I had to work, so he kept the kids. I didn't have to get them up and ready for the first time in 6 months. Someone please hang a medal around my neck and stick a gold star on my forehead.

He took them to visit MawMaw and PawPaw and took Em' to pitching practice.
He spent time with his boy. And they were there when I got home. And we actually got to hang around a bit.

Something as simple as that made me happier than I have been in a while.
I want my family back. My whole family. Hopefully, one day soon, that will happen.
Happy Almost Father's Day, Mark. Without you, we just can't be us.




Suzanne said...

Nice! Sometimes it is the best feeling in the world to have someone else take the reins.

Anonymous said...

Aw, what a man!

Melody said...

I so get you. Enjoy!

Cheryl Wray said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! So glad you got to be a family again!!

beki said...

Sounds great! Y'all have a good time on your vacation - being a family!!

Cindy N. said...

What a sweet post. I hope Mark realizes how lucky he is to have such a beautiful family that loves and misses him.

hollibobolli said...

Happy late father's day to you all.

Made it to work early??? You get a permanent star glued to your skull forever!!

With Tom working across the entire United States.. I know how you feel. A family again would be nice.


mamatulip said...

One gold star, coming up! LOL!

Anne said... sweet. I love your note to Mark and I'm glad you had a good moment. those are important.

DebbieDoesLife said...

Oh Renee! Don't make me cry. But, I know exactly how you feel. When Cory travels a lot I just feel adrift and that we are not whole.

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Lisa M. said...

I so love those times- I have two very distinct memories, of those feelings.

Thank you for sharing.

Mary Tsao said...

Yay for good days! We all need more of those and more time with our families.

martie said...

I know how you is wonderful when you can all be together and enjoy a weekend or week especially when it happens so infrequently! There will be more of them....honest! Just takes a little time.


Carrie Guevara said...

Way too belated commenting on this but - I feel ya. Kudos for you for not only knowing how to stop and appreciate the good times but also for how supportive you are for the situation at hand. You're the kind of
chick I'd be honored to have at my picnic table anytime. :)