I’m a few hours from getting on a plane. I’m a jittery wreck. Luckily my kids have stepped up and are being helpful and kind. Although I love the thought of being involved in CHA and being overseas, the day I leave is tough.
This is the scene that met me when I went to bed last night. Looks so peaceful and deeply asleep, right?
Earlier in the evening we had tears and sad times as she tried to go to sleep. She asked me not to leave. When I asked her why she would miss me, she simply said “Because I love you”.
Cue melted heart.
I eventually tucked her into her bed and hoped she’d go off to sleep.
It seems she couldn’t, because a little while later I found her in my bed, with my jammies wrapped around her favourite teddy bear, the one she cuddles when she misses something.
I can only tell myself that she has a fab Dad, amazing grandparents, two strong brothers and my bestie to look after her. And that she will be ok.
Something cool though – she woke this morning to an email from Tattered Angels requesting her artwork to display at CHA. I sat her down and asked her if she understood. “Do you know what this means, Abby?, the owner of the whole company wants to show your amazing artwork at the big tradeshow in America.”.
That cheered her up – her artwork is going with mama to America.
(Yep, she really made this by herself. She really did).