Friday, February 10, 2012

Letters Home

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I've been back since Sunday night. Jeff and all the kids came to the airport, waited in the pull through for me. I walked out and immediately saw our van but at the same time walked right past my Nicolas, who was waiting for me at the door to help with my suitcase (don't get excited, Jeff made him do it). My subconscious mind knew that was my son in my peripheral vision, but I ignored it because my son isn't that tall. Or he wasn't when I left 10 days prior. Sigh. I got all the expected screams and squeals from the rest in the car, a sea of arms reaching out for a hug, and each got theirs, one at a time. Roman was excited but did not want a hug or a kiss, and even pushed me away. Strapped into his carseat, he pointed to the front passenger seat very earnestly "Mommy, sit down! Sit down right there! Bye Daddy! Mommy sit down!" He wanted nothing to do with affection, or hugs, or kisses, there was no time for that, he'd finally found me and wanted me right where I belonged immediately. Having me stand next to the car in the parking lot (even smooching him) was much too tenuous with questionable results of how it might end. I couldn't have guessed this welcome from Roman, but embraced the reminder of where I do indeed belong.

I have so much more to share from my trip, and have been spinning lots of plates since my return. Writing letters home was one of my favorite parts of the trip actually. A different color envelope for each of my loves. And sending you postcards was pretty fun too.

More soon, enjoy your weekend friends,
xoxoAnna

15 comments:

  1. Welcome home.
    And thank you, for the postcards.
    I hope this full weekend gives you more time to recover and enjoy happy reflections.

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  2. Roman sounds so much like my Steiger! It was wonderful meeting you, but I'm glad you're home too - definitely where you belong. :)

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  3. I love how children see the order of things. So glad you made it home safely to right where you belong!

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  4. Ah...little ones know what they want and what they need. I never ceases to amuse and amaze me!

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  5. loved your postcards :) beautiful photos. you are an amazing woman anna maria... always a huge inspiration for me! thank you! and keep up the wonderful work :) -jenny

    http://www.phishybee.blogspot.com/

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  6. Loved the postcards and love having you home, have a happy weekend!

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  7. So glad your back. Now put down the plates and relax, woman! :D

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  8. Thanks for sharing the postcards. I know what you mean about your son growing so fast in ten days. I have 3 teenage boys (and others)and I'm now looking up at all of them. crazy!!

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  9. It was such a pleasure meeting you in Palm Springs. It is so wonderful that you are as lovely on the inside as your fabrics. I can't imagine being gone from my kids that long. I am glad you are home.

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  10. thank you for the post cards i enjoyed every one.

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  11. I can imagine how hard it was to be away from your little ones! So glad you are home safe and sound. It was a joy and thrill to meet you in person. I really am inspired by you. I finally pulled out my dusty sewing machine and am starting another tote. Yay!
    Hugs,
    Rowan's mom :)

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  12. A different color envelope for each of my loves. And sending you postcards was pretty fun too.thank you for the postcards.

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