And we've officially dropped the kids off at their Aunt/Uncle's house. Once we arrived, we set up Miss O's crib and we gave all three a bath and put Miss A & E to bed so Aunt D could see the routine and then we left, just before Miss O would normally go to bed. Aunt D was going to put her to sleep. As I watched them walk upstairs (we thought it best that they go upstairs before we left), I must confess that I nearly lost it. As I type, I am nearly losing it. I'm a wee bit sad. I told Super J that I'm glad he is so excited, because it might take me a bit to catch up. Maybe I'm just tired, but I feel something missing. Ohhhhhh, my heck. My hormones must be raging in a weepy direction. Anyway. This gives me a tiny glimmer into what it must be like to suffer a loss and still have to come home to the house where everyone once was.
AHEM! But it's going to be a great experience. Super J gave each of the girls a blessing (and me...perhaps I might have needed it the most) before we dropped them off, so I feel comforted and know this really is going to be a great experience.
I just wish the house didn't feel so empty...and quiet.
But it's going to be a great experience. I'm just going to repeat that to myself until the plane takes off.