I’m away for a few days and my middle child wasn’t too happy about dropping me off at the airport. To calm him down, I told him he could text me all he wanted while I was out of town.
Did it make my heart ache to see him like that in the car? You absolutely better believe it. Did I have a pain in my heart as I walked through the terminals to find my gate? One that tore me in half. But my job takes me places and that is part of life. It is not a job with boundaries or four walls. I go where I have to go and everyone understands that sometimes that means that mommy has to get on a plane… just like most of the workforce these days.
You go where your job takes you.
While I was stuffing my face in Detroit waiting for my next flight, my phone began to explode with messages. One after the other from my two oldest babies.
Liam sent me three words that made me know that everything was going to be ok.
I love you.
At the end of the day, after all the crazy, after all the things you think matter disappear… it’s just about that, isn’t it? Love. Love from your family. And in my case – love from my child.
We texted for a good 10 minutes talking about all the things we plan on doing together on Saturday when I get home. We have a long list and it all involves XBox. Yes, we are obsessed with a particular game as of late. There’s no denying it. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare…. amazing. He plays when the plants are on and I play when the zombies are on. What can I say? I like to be aggressive and offensive.
Natalie jumped on after Liam and we talked about love too but she texted in a much different way. Liam was straight and to the point. Natalie had all pictures and 1000000000 and foreverrrrrr and all girly interpretations of love. Much more creative view if you ask me. You could really see the difference between the two.
But in the end, it was all I needed to see as I sat in Detroit all by myself. My children loved me. My children missed me. And they knew that I loved and missed them too. All because of this stupid phone that I carry around with me 24 hours a day. And THANK GOD FOR THAT. Because they can reach me whenever they want now. They have full access to me. We have a Facetime date this morning and I can’t wait.