Friday, October 17, 2008

I had plans..

I can't help but think where I would be right now if everything was "normal" around here.

Tonight, I was supposed to be flying out to meet my newest nephew and spend some time with my sister and her family and my brother and his new wife. We had gotten the tickets a month or two before the lay off. I was so excited. I was actually at a time in my life with the ages of the kids and everything that I felt comfortable enough leaving them for two nights. Well, I guess it wasn't in God's plan. I requested the days off during orientation, explaining that I had tickets...denied. Then, the kids, especially Kaitlyn, are not adjusting quite well to the new normal we have around here. I needed to stop thinking of myself and all that I would be missing out on and think of my family first.

So, I am sad. Not sad that I am home with my kids tonight, but sad because I am missing everyone out in PA so much. I pray Christmas will find us together.

3 things to add:

Erin said...

I am sorry that you are home. I am sorry that you are missing out. And I am sorry that Dan doesn't have a job yet.

But I do pray.

Rebecca said...

I find it kind of.....cold of your employer to deny you the days off, even requested that far in advance.

I am sad that you are sad :>( Hopefully you'll be able to spend time with your nephew soon enough.

Andrea said...

I'm thinking of you today! I know how hard it is to miss out on things with family!

Hope you have a good weekend anyway!