As you may know the Lizard King is working in South Carolina while Princess and I stay home, here in Oregon. He's been gone almost 4 weeks. He left before dawn on July 19th.
When we met and for our entire relationship up to about a month after our wedding, LK traveled for work. We would go a week at a time, sometimes two, without seeing each other. Then he would come home for 4 days or a week. It was hard, but not so bad and this was before we had Princess.
We have never been apart this long. Princess has never been away from her daddy longer than 5 days. I knew this was going to be hard. What I didn't know was that Princess was going to handle it beautifully. Yes, she misses her daddy, but she's doing great!
I, on the other hand, am not doing so well. Most days I do okay, but some days it's all I can do to keep the tears from spilling over.
The other day I told Princess how proud I was of how she was handling daddy being away. Then I told her that I wasn't doing quite as well as she was (all while trying to maintain control). This was a very emotional day for me.
Princess looked at me and said, "Just look inside your heart, Mommy, and you will see the people you miss and love."
Then the tears spilled over.