Sunday, August 30, 2009

I miss them already...

We came to Utah for a quick visit and at the end of the weekend, everyone got in the van and headed home. Everyone but me, that is...

My sister is having a difficult time at the end of her pregnancy. She is 35 weeks along and has pregnancy-induced hypertension that has her on bedrest and feeling very ill. My mom is doing a lot to help her right now as everyone keeps a close eye on Melissa to be sure she and baby are okay.

At the same time, my dad has to have surgery tomorrow to have a pacemaker installed. It's a low-risk surgery, but my mom was upset about having to take him out for the surgery and take care of all that on her own. But there was no one who could go with her right now (what with pregnancies, and newborns, and jobs and everything else that goes on in life).

Aaron and I talked about it and decided that I should stick around and give all the help I can just now. So he headed home with the kids so that Haley could go to kindergarten this week. Haley sobbed and told me how much she would miss me. Which made me cry. Which made Preston cry. Brekken was fine. He's such a daddy's boy that he may not miss me much. But I miss him. And Haley, Preston, and Aaron, too.

I'm glad to be here right now, because I always feel bad about being so far away and unable to help when my family needs a hand. But it's going to be a long week away from Aaron and my babies.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, lots of stress! Sorry to hear it. Hope everyone survives the week as well as possible, and that it goes quickly. So kind of you to help out.

Tera said...

Oh what a kind and loving thing you are doing for your family. Enjoy this time to bond with them and serve them. I have appreciated when my sister came to help me after Ethan was born and I will cherish being there for her when her daughter was born. You are doing the right thing. And sometimes it is nice to miss our children...don't you think? It helps us realize we do really love them and want to be with them! Our husbands too!

Serenity73 said...

I sure miss you Tara! But I am glad to hear that you are able to do this for your family. I know Haley will do great and what a blessing to have your hubby be able to that for you :-)
It's likely that I will be gone before you get back :( I will super miss you and your beautiful family! MUAH

Pink Ink said...

Good luck with your Dad's procedure.

That is wonderful of you to stay on and help your mom. I bet she could use the moral support. Hope you get back with your sweet family soon!

Druciana said...

You are so lucky to have such an understanding and supportive husband while your family is going through these illnesses.