While I am away, I know she will be safe with her daddy. I know she will have fun playing with her grandma. But, will she notice I am gone? Will it make her sad that I'm not here? Will she understand that I am coming back?
One promise I can make is that every night, before she goes to bed, I will video Skype with her. I will sing "You Are My Sunshine" to her before bed time just like I do when I am home. Maybe she won't really care that mommy is on the computer screen, but it will sure put my heart a ease a little bit to be able to still see her every day!
I am hoping that this will be harder on me than it will be on her. I can take it. I am prepared to have a lifetime of difficult challenges... that's what I agreed to do when I became a mommy anyway, right?!
I am praying that the trip will fly by and I'll be home, safe and sound, with a beautiful, happy toddler running into my arms when I walk through the door. I will miss my family more than words can express.
On a lighter note, Lea has discovered 'The Necklace'. I found a cheap "pearl" necklace in our Halloween costume stuff and Lea fell in love with it. She immediatley knew what to do with it and pranced around the house like she was the Queen of the world! It was adorable.