Thursday, July 24, 2008


You won't believe this! I am home alone! ALONE!!!!!

Stephen had to speak at a church in Pine Bluff tonight and he took David and Anna. Samuel went to Bible School at a church in town, Daniel is with his grandparents and I am home alone.

Not only that, but I went to dinner with 5 adults-by myself! It was supposed to be a dinner with the deacons and their wives, but somehow it became 2 deacons and their wives, one deacon wife(her hubby was working), and me. It was nice, freeing, fun, and a little strange. I loved it.

So now I am sitting in my quiet house with the only noise that of the computer keys as I type. The silence is almost deafening. I have a strange feeling in my stomach, like this isn't how it is supposed to be. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving it. It is just different, really different.

Tomorrow we pick up Daniel. The 6 of us will be together again. A family. Our family.
I have missed having the 4th child in the house, either Samuel, David or Daniel. It didn't matter which one was gone, there was just something missing.

Since Saturday, no one has slept in D&D's room. Whichever one of the twins was home slept in Samuel's room. He doesn't let them sleep in his bed, they have to sleep on the floor. But I have slept with Samuel before and it is a good thing they start out on the floor, because if they slept with him they would end up on the floor. That kid can move while he sleeps!

Well, my quiet alone time is just about over. It is time for me to go get Samuel. I think I will take him to the bakery and get him something sweet to eat (since I forgot to feed him supper!) and drive around for a bit, just the two of us. He loves that time, when it is just the two of us. And so do I.



Anonymous said...

Have I told you lately what a wonderful mom you are?


Matt & Jolee said...

I wonder if that's how we'll feel when we are empty nesters one day. Isn't it strange to feel a little uncomfortable in your own house? ha! Glad you got a little bit of "me" time. I love those moments.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your posts. You brighten my day. Even though I feel like I am being nosy by reading your blog! When one of my children are not at home, there is a feeling of being free, but anxiousness as well. Nothing quite compares to when that child comes home and you once more feel complete.

Sisters said...

Who left this last comment? You did not sign your name???

Anyway, I too, love riding in the car with Samuel, when it is just us 2. It wasn't too long ago he was in my Cavy in his car seat. I love those memories. What a big boy he is now! Wow.