Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I had a lovely weekend away. It was my annual girls' weekend trip, where six of my closest friends and I leave our husbands and children behind and indulge in spa treatments, drink copious amounts of wine, and sleep in.

Oh, sleeping in. What a precious commodity that is, particularly for mothers of small children. If I could bottle it up and sell it, I'd be a millionaire. Except not, because I'd never be able to part with it. I would just end up penniless and alone, albeit extremely well-rested.

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So, it's hard to pick my favorite moment from the weekend. I think it might have been the hydrating facial, which rejuvenated both my skin and spirit. Or maybe it was the eggs benedict and coffee on Saturday morning, that I didn't have to share with anyone. Or maybe it was choosing my earrings based on style considerations rather than what would be the least likely for little hands to grab.

But my favorite moment of all just might have been when I peeked around the corner on Sunday afternoon and saw a smiling little boy running down the hallway to me yelling "Mama!"

Funny how that works.

9 comments:

Steph said...

How fun!! Glad you were able to get away with your pals. How sweet it must have been to be welcomed home like that!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Those are the best!

Brandi said...

I'm so glad you had a good time--you deserve it!!

The Wife said...

Came across your blog today and love it! Definitely a follower!

MelissaKell said...

Glad you had a good weekend away - and also such a sweet homecoming.

Anonymous said...

I am so blessed to have been there for it!!! Your kiddos are just precious!!! Anna

Anonymous said...

I had a blast too! The time away was great but the welcome home from Bridget was the best!
Dani

Helene said...

I'm so glad you got some time away to refresh and rejuvenate! But there is something about coming home that also makes you feel kinda glad to be home again!

The Lane Family said...

Isn't it amazing that after being away and getting rejuvenated. The high point was seeing your sweet son come around the corner and notice his mommy!!