Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 245

The last two weeks have brought an incredible spread of emotions.

I have found myself at a loss for words to express my thoughts and emotions; this is not something I’m used to.
Someone posted this and I don’t know who is to be credited for these wonderful words, but here they are:
‎"Missing someone isn't about how long it has been since you've seen them or the amount of time since you've talked. It's about that very moment when you're doing something and you're wishing they were right there with you."
I’ve had a lot of those moments in the last two weeks. My heart hurts.
Thankfully, Skype has been working well the last couple times we have been able to talk to Mr. B. Little Mister spent a good amount of time chatting with his daddy last night. They showed each other their stuffed animals that they got from each other and it made me tear up. The three of us spent a few minutes making funny faces and Little Mister decided to show us he could twist his tongue both ways so Mr. B and I decided to try until I ended up with a cramp in my tongue because it didn’t want to turn the way I was trying to make it. It hurt SO bad, but was so funny.
Speaking of last night. Little Mister & I stayed in a hotel so we could attend the annual balloon festival in town so being able to Skype last night made it feel like Mr. B was there with us.
This year they added some new balloons to the festival. I told Little Mister that there would be a very special new balloon, but that it would be a surprise and he would know it when he saw it. He did. I included a picture of him as he saw the balloon, and a photo of the very special balloon.

Today marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001. Most of us that are old enough to remember know exactly what we were doing and how we felt when we heard the news. I remember thinking earlier this year that I miss the feeling of unity that came after the attacks…but I have seen and felt some of that unity in my own community in the last week and it gives me hope for the future of my nation and for my community. I am proud of my family that serves and still serves in the military and I am thankful for our public service members (police, paramedics, firefighters).

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