My husband and I took a trip to Florida last week. His grandfather passed away, and we were headed down to attend the funeral and spend time with family. We made the long trek from Pennsylvania to Florida by car. Crazy? Maybe..
 
We did not want to take our children to a funeral at such a young age, and we certainly didn't want to make the 19-hour drive with them! Thank God, arrangements for the kids quickly and easily fell into place! (a BIG thanks to G-Mom, Crazy Pop, Uncle Gabriel, Mum-Mum, Popsie, Aunt Rachel, and Uncle Mike for that!)
 
What I'm about to say may sound sad and pathetic to some of you single/childless folks. But if you have kids of your own, you will probably understand.
 
We were gone for 5 1/2 days. It was the longest we've spent apart from our precious Kellyn and Jude. Was it possible to miss them before we were even gone?? Yes. Yes, it was. I teared up every time I even thought about leaving them behind.
 
My mom came to pick them up, and we quickly said our goodbye's. (I wouldn't have survived a drawn out goodbye without bawling in front of the kids!) As they backed down the driveway, I stood at our front door waving with a big smile on my face and tears welling up in my eyes. I stayed tough until I was positive I was out of Kellyn's sight. As I turned to come inside and Matt asked if I was okay, I wanted to say "of course!", but couldn't do anything but cry. 
I felt kind of silly for crying already. If I'm crying like this now, how bad will I be during the final days of our trip??
 
I can't really explain it. A piece of me was missing..well, two pieces!
Luckily I did okay the remainder of the trip..I only got a little teary 4 or 5 times........
Matt and I are planning a week long getaway in a few weeks. I guess this was just practice!
geesh
 I'll probably be a mess all over again.
 
What's the longest YOU have ever been apart from YOUR kids?? How did YOU do?

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