Thursday, April 24, 2008

Damn Time Differences

To my darling husband,

I miss you as much as I love you.

Due to the time difference between Ontario and British Columbia our conversations are short and never offer the opportunity for me to tell you exactly how I feel. Damn those 3 hours!

I pray and hope that Grandma's funeral went as well as possible. That her life was celebrated and the cloak of sadness was not immobilizing for anyone. I expect you were the strength and support many of your family members needed and wanted. I take comfort in knowing you are there and will be able to help.

Please know that things are going very well here on the home front. The kids are doing really well and there have been very few stressful times. Believe it or not, the bewitching hour(s) have not been that bewitching...perhaps this is because I am not anticipating your arrival home from work. I am pacing myself and able to cope very well with the trilogy.

My heart swelled when Ander rushed out of his room this morning yelling," Is Daddy home yet?" David Joseph looked at him and said," No, he is still with Grandpa and Great Grandpa helping Great Grandma get to be an angel. That is hard work Anderson and he is helping Great Grandpa and Grandpa not be sad."

David, my love, thank you. Thank you for being you. For loving your family. For being a rock. For loving me - and our children.

Miss you. Love you.

BEAR....and 3 little bear cubs.

12 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Lovely letter to your husband, Laura. I hope he sees it and draws strength from it.

I'll be thinking of you during this time and hope your husband gets home very soon!

Heidi

Karen C. said...

Thanks for letting us peek in on such a lovely letter. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Kellan said...

What a sweet letter and how sweet the words said by your sweet children. Hope all went well - take care - Kellan

A Buns Life said...

I'm sorry you all are going through this and that you are missing each other so much. But actually it is a good thing that you miss each other so much right? :) Big hugs and kisses when he gets home....

Kathryn said...

That is such a lovely letter. I hope he is able to read it and draw comfort from it.
My prayers are with your family!

Tara R. said...

Such a heartfelt letter! I love how sweetly DJ explained to Ander where Daddy was. I'm all verklempt now. =)

Melissa said...

My heart swelled when Ander rushed out of his room this morning yelling," Is Daddy home yet?" David Joseph looked at him and said," No, he is still with Grandpa and Great Grandpa helping Great Grandma get to be an angel. That is hard work Anderson and he is helping Great Grandpa and Grandpa not be sad."

OMG, that is the most precious thing I have ever read. I'm going to remember that for the future!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

How beautiful Laura. Good for you for being so strong for him right now as he is away. I am so sorry for your loss.
God bless,
Kristen

Jules said...

Oh Laura,
that was such a lovely letter and I'm so sorry for you.

(((HUGS)))

slouching mom said...

A very, very tender and loving letter.

CC said...

What a sweet letter

forgetfulone said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.