Eight years ago this week

August 29, 2014 @ 6:44 pm | Filed under: ,

Found on my old private family blog, dated August 27, 2006. Scott was out here in San Diego, a month into the new job. I was back home with the (then) five kids, trying to get the house sold. Rilla was only a few months old. Rose would have been eight, Beanie five. Scott and I did not bear the separation easily. I created a little daily-snippets blog just for him so he wouldn’t feel like he was missing everything. At night, after the kids were in bed, I had a gig writing parenting articles for a medical website. Scott and I would keep a chat window open and ping each other back and forth as we worked away on opposite coasts. Sometimes we’d go to audio and listen to the sound of each other typing. Four months, and it felt like forever.


August 27, 2006

The Conversation Went Like This

Bean: Why did SHE get to sleep in your bed last night?

Me: Just because. You may tonight, if you wish.

Rose: But won’t she be lonely, waiting for you to come to bed?

Bean: What?

Rose, breaking it to her gently: If you sleep with Mommy, you have to wait a long time in the dark before she gets there.

Bean, brow furrowed: Oh…

Rose, kindly: Do you want to sleep in Mommy’s room, or do you want to snuggle up with me?

Bean’s reply? She threw her arms around her sister. The hug went on long enough for me to snap it.


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    Charlotte says:

    Oh my… that’s precious. What a great moment captured.

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    sarah says:

    awww … melt my heart …

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    sarah says:


    I totally remember that leotard/swimsuit that Beanie is wearing!

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    Melanie Bettinelli says:

    That is the sweetest thing.

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    Penny says:

    Heart-meltingly sweet in every way, the sisters and the spouses!

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    lesley austin says:

    Oh my…”be still my heart” indeed.

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    Karen Edmisten says:

    Sooooo sweet.
    And I have extraordinarily fond memories of the fall of 2006, when we finally met in person at a nondescript little spot in Kansas…. 🙂

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    tanita says: