My daughter has been gone for a week and a half.
A very, very, very long week and a half.
Somewhere over the rainbow and the mountains of Idaho, she plays with her Gramie, Papa, and her cousins in sand dunes. Camping. A “bay-cation,” she calls it.
Her longest trip away from Mommy and Daddy.
And, probably as I should have expected, it’s been harder on Mommy than on the Little Lady.
Each time we have talked on the phone or via Skype, she has excitedly told me what she has been doing and where she has been.
No little voice saying, “I miss you.”
No cries to come home.
Her spirit thrives on adventure and doesn’t need Mommy.
But, Mommy isn’t so adventurous. And, Mommy needs her Little Lady.
Two weeks total she will be gone — two weeks of not hearing her little songs and seeing her silly faces.
I don’t think I like vacations from my child.
**Edits via PSE 7, using Color Pop 2 and Vintage Butterscoth Actions from Coffeeshop Photography . . .as well as some lighting/lens flare additions.