It has been a very emotional week or so. Our sister-in-law Jessica Kaylor finally succumbed to her breast cancer after fighting it for almost 4 years. Sarah, Vanessa, Elizabeth and myself flew out to Dallas, TX with Sarah's mom, her sister Heather, and her brother Zak last weekend. Zak, Heather, and myself had to fly back on Monday to go back to work, but Sarah, her mom, and the munchkins stayed out to Texas to try to give her brother Jake some help and to allow Vanessa and Elizabeth some time to play with their cousins Katelyn, Jadyn, and Bryn and hopefully serve as a welcome distraction.
This has also been the longest I've gone without seeing my little girls. I really miss my daily hugs and kisses from Vanessa and seeing Elizabeth so excited and happy when I walk into a room. I've talked to Vanessa daily, though I'll admit that our conversation is pretty much "I love you so much. You make me so happy." When I talked to Sarah today, she said that Vanessa woke up saying "I love you Daddy so much" and then proceeded to do a little play about seeing me tonight. I guess Vanessa said I was a spoon and Vanessa was a fork. The fork started bouncing up and down because she was "so happy" and then the fork ran to give the spoon a big hug.
This week has served as a reminder that we never know how much time we have and what exactly the future will hold. Hopefully this blog will be just one of those many reminders to my daughters that I love them so much and that they make me so happy. :)