This one, though, I haven’t got my hands on yet. That’s because I’m far away from my little girls, helping my Dad and sisters with our round-the-clock hospital visits with my Mom. Please don’t get me wrong: I wouldn’t dream of being anywhere else, but it is still hard to be separated from my sweet ones, especially when times are so emotionally tough. Some moments I find myself yearning for the comfort of skinny little arms wrapped ’round my waist, and the solid weight of a little girl on my lap, tousled blonde head nestled snugly under my chin.
But it’s a hard time for our entire family, and they are in very, very good hands with their Daddy and his mom, Nana. Still, I’m extremely grateful for the regular dispatches I get via Hubster’s facebook album. Pictures like these help me keep going for one more day, knowing that they are happy and well and thinking of me: