As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Travis just returned from a nine day business trip to India. Nine. Long. Days. His travel spanned over an entire weekend, an entire week and 2/3 of the next weekend. I was miserable. I hate when he has to travel. I definitely am not good at the whole single mom thing or staying at home without him, but more than anything, I just miss him like crazy. He's my hubby, but he's also my absolute best friend and my heart just longs for him. Anywho.
He left on a Friday. I took the day off so that I could help him pack and then take him to the airport. I probably should have just gone to work because I wasn't any help at home. I cried most of the day. I know, I'm a big baby.The tears continued at the airport. That explains my puffy eyes and nose. However, as we were walking into the airport I looked around and things were really put into perspective. There were lots of young military people probably getting ready to leave for months, maybe even a year. If they could do that, then I could do nine days. Or at least I could try. And I did try, but still with a few tears.
Thank goodness for the best invention in the world - FaceTime. It was my saving grace. India is about ten hours or so ahead of us, but luckily we worked it out so that at least once or twice a day we were able to talk and "see" each other. When we couldn't talk I was sure to send lots of pictures of Morgan Kate. Here she is blowing her daddy a kiss.
Some days we even took pictures together to send them to daddy. Thank goodness for iMessage as well. Free international texting as long as the international person is using Wi-Fi.
Between a crazy, busy week, being a single mom and having a terrible sinus infection, the week really did go by fairly fast. I had lots of things I planned to do - dinner out with friends, blogging, school work - you know, things like that. However, most nights I was in bed, asleep, by 8pm. I was exhausted. It was also easy to rest because I had awesome family members spending the week with me. My mom was here two nights, Owens and Trenholm came for a night and then Kyle spent the rest of the week. I so love having my family here!
Saturday afternoon finally arrived and we headed to the airport. The whole way there MK kept saying, "I missed Daddy more, so I get to hug him first." I adamantly disagree with the first part, but I allowed the latter.
We were THRILLED to see Travis. We kept hugging him and kissing him and just smiling. We missed him so much. He arrived not only with a big smile, but lots of goodies. He brought MK the most precious little outfit and lots of little toys that make BIG noises. The outfit was awesome, the toys - not so much. Ha.
Morgan Kate hasn't let him out of her sight since. She keeps saying, "Daddy, you don't get on an airplane ever again." I like her way of thinking!