And I Won’t Sleep Until They’re Home Safely

Throughout the week, I’ll be sharing with you some of the highlights (and low lights) of the girls’ visit to Texas. It was chaotic, full of laughter, a little drama, too much money being spent, snake bites (not literally, funny story, stay tuned), but most of all love. 
I miss these girls every day. We don’t always get along or see eye-to-eye, but we are family and we’ll always stick together. And our hearts will always be one. My children, with all of their flaws (that they get from their mother), are my world.
So when these babies left today, my heart broke a little more, and my world got a little less beautiful. Seriously, look at them, they are both true beauty incarnate. I already miss them, and their chaos, and I won’t sleep until they get home safely. And my heart won’t be totally happy again until their next visit. 
I know that children have to grow up and move on, but I never thought it would happen so soon. In the blink of an eye, it all happens so quickly. I cherish the time we do get to spend together and I’m thankful that they still call me when they’re in doubt about things in their lives or in trouble. They may not always “like” me, but they still trust and love me. I must have done something right along the way. 
Meanwhile, the babies are sleeping and I’m playing catch up on work that I’ve let slip while all of my babies were under the same roof. Somehow that just didn’t seem to matter. I’ll be sure to share more in the coming days. I hope you’ll stop back by because you do NOT want to miss the photos that I have to share. 
Until then, Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is your best year ever.     
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I have always thought it must feel strange as a parent to know exactly where your children are for 17-18 years and then *poof* they move out… I’m happy to see you smiling, though, and can’t wait to see all the pics!

  2. I am so happy your babies were all under the same roof this Christmas! I can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about it. Happy New Year!

  3. clgossett says:

    Oh you just wait, the snake bite has to do with King Cobra, 40’s, and shiz nitz. It doesn’t get any better than that. 😉

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  5. My girls left a week ago and I was fine when I took them to the airport, but when I got back to my mom’s house and started unpacking myself and my boys I burst into tears. It’s so hard being in another state so far away from my girls. My heart is so heavy being away from them. I know how you feel. <3