Friday, April 20, 2012

Countdown to Daddy

 He's got a plane ticket, London to Boston, for May 9th.

 That's a Wednesday.

 Both Esther and Isla were born on a Wednesday.


Esther's been getting prepared. (I like that my list of chores is blank. Clever, clever girl. )

We're excited. I'm tired. I hate to say that. I've felt flat and lifeless for the past two weeks.
Apathy. Ennui. Malaise. Lethargy. You name it. I feel it. Perhaps I'm letting my guard down too soon.  When you are running a marathon and you realize you've passed the 25th mile, I'm willing to bet that last 1.whatever mile is excrutiating. Not that I've ever run further than 10 miles at one time and that was only once.

Or it might have something to do with the fact that we've had two back-to-back spring breaks. Did I mention our teachers went on strike, for six days, the week before Spring Break started?

Or I might be a little sick. My body feels like it's fighting something. Anyway, that isn't what I meant to write about. I'm only writing to say, dear readers, this is really happening. My husband, the father of my children, Daddy of all time, object of our affection, focus of our devout adoration, that man who has been so desperately, so fiercely, so achingly missed, is coming home.

Finally.





25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for all of you! How exciting and fantastic!!

Betsy said...

How quick you are, anonymous. Thanks.

Kingsmom said...

Totally awesome! (As the King would say)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news with an actual end date!!

txwinter said...

A date! A ticket! Hurrah! Congratulations-I am so very happy for y'all! I know the girls' must be over the moon and while that is fabulous-it can also be exhausting! That no doubt is contributing to your ennui and lethargy. I hope you feel better soon.

Heidi said...

Just beautiful. And I love the song.

Michelle M. said...

Yippee, yaaay, hooray, woo-hoo, fabulous, wonderful, super, and in the newest word craze of my 8 y/o "Righteous!!!!"

I am so, so happy for your family to be so close to finally be in each other's arms again. :)

(P.S. - it's about time for this post ... I've been checking at every break I had during the past 3 days! LOL)

Kate D said...

Most Excellent News! Spring is about new beginnings, new life - right? So this is very timely. Think about it that way. It's time for him to come home and be renewed. We are so excited but just think how he must feel?!?!?

Anne said...

Finally! So happy for you!

Liz said...

Okay, I'm the first to say this might be slightly weird, but I've been on some sort of prayerful and hopeful vigil for you -- checking for an update on the blog repeatedly throughout each day. Moments ago, when I clicked and found your update I raised my fist in the air and said "yes!" out loud to my empty house. So happy for your little family. I hope you feel better Betsy and that re-entry is smooth and effortless for you all. {HUGS!}

Betsy said...

Thanks Liz. I think I heard you. Sorry to have been so quiet for so long. I've been sitting on this, too lethargic to log on and post until I could do so with a little oomph.

Anna said...

YAY!!!!

Robin said...

Betsy, it takes a lot of energy to hang on in such an up-in-the-air time like the one you've had. Your situation of being on your own with the girls is tiring, but waiting and not knowing is even more draining, I think. So it's no wonder that you feel wiped out, and you probably have been fighting something off. I hope you can take care of yourself for the next couple of weeks. You've done a really stellar job of hanging in there. I know you've been sad and stressed and angry and wiped out, but your kids are doing well, and soon you'll all be able to relax and enjoy each other.

mooserbeans said...

Yay! Im not surprised that you are tired. Your marathon analogy fits the situation perfectly.

Candy said...

I'm so glad for all of you! Enjoy each other!

Johanna said...

Good things come to those who wait ;-)

Laura said...

The excitement and the squealing and the pouncing on will come. And in the meanwhile, I'll do a little for ya.

Congratulations!!!!

b. said...

So happy for you!

Emma said...

just adding my joyful congratulations to you all. How lovely. So happy for you, Betsy, it's been such a long wait.

alouise said...

Hip hip hooray!

Cheryl said...

I am so very happy for you and your lovely daughters! Soon, very soon you will all be together again!

Lara said...

So wonderful to read this news!!

Kathleen Trail said...

You are SOOOO in the home stretch of this awful marathon and I know you've got tons of us cheering you on from the sidelines. One foot in front of the other and keep crossing those days off the calendar. Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Yes!

danielle

Megan said...

Yay! I am so happy to hear this fantastic news!!