Thursday, February 28, 2008

Stocking Up

What a wonderful day today has been. Violet woke up in another fabulous mood and was very loving. Gregg and I cherish these mornings. Violet is so much like her Daddy in that she generally does not like to be bothered in the mornings and so trying to get a hug and kiss from her is next to impossible. Gregg comes by this naturally, therefore so does Violet, from his Grandmother Florence. She had a rule that everyone knew to follow, do NOT talk to her in the mornings until she had her cup of coffee. I remember a time, when Gregg and I were dating, I went to house early in the morning one day. I didn't know Grammy Florence's morning rule and when I happily said hello that morning she actually growled at me. Okay, maybe it was a grunt but it sure did seem like a growl. We miss Grammy Florence.

Back to this morning, Violet was happy to oblige her Mommy's request for hugs and kisses. As Gregg was trying to get him and Violet out the door I was trying to get as many hugs and kisses I could possibly get. I was stocking up on them, so to speak, because I never know when I'll get them again. Well, I was fortunate enough to add to my stock of affection when my family arrived home for the day. I managed to get a few more hugs and kisses from my precious little girl before she crashed for the night.

As a stay at home Mom these past few weeks have been very difficult for me. Violet has had to be in day care because of the health problems I've been going through and it kills me to see her walk out the door each morning. The house is terribly quiet during the day when Violet isn't home. I miss her laughter and hearing her play with her dolls and other toys. I miss the constant chatter when she's away. The house seems lifeless when Violet's not here. I have to remind myself that this is only temporary, that it won't be long before we can go back to our normal routine. I long for the day when Violet doesn't have to go to daycare. I terribly miss my little girl and want her home with me, making more memories to cherish and to hold on to.

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