landing


When I was small, my father would take me to a spot along the highway. We'd get out of the car and stand by the fence and watch the planes swoop down above our heads to land.



Surgery is scheduled for Monday morning, so K and I will have some time to have jet lag (if it's possible to have jet lag from being away for three days) and gather our thoughts.

Right now we are coming to grips with the fact that we were halfway around the world excitedly planning each day's adventures and celebrations and now we are here with Youngest who will need our undivided attention.

We all appreciate your comments and are comforted to have such wonderful friends.

Comments

ssheers said…
We'll be thinking of you and praying for youngest.
MizMell said…
My Dad used to take me to watch the planes when I was kid. We'd stop for ice cream on the way, then sit in the car with our cones and the planes for entertainment.

I'm so sorry to hear about youngest. Just as I dropped everything and flew down to Texas to be with my daughter, you dropped everything to be with youngest. I feel you... It's just what mothers do.

My thoughts will be with you and your family.
Carol said…
It's what we do as parents - you don't really think of it as a sacrifice - it's where you need to be - with your baby.

Thoughts are with you -
marian said…
You're right to protect youngest's privacy. Next few days will be tough, but I hope that by this time next week many sighs of relief will have been heaved...

xoxo
m.
Stephanie said…
You are all in my thoughts. xo
RW said…
Thanks for the update.
I will continue to pray.
best thoughts coming your way.
Poppy Buxom said…
SMOOCH!
MsCellania said…
My heart goes out to you, bb! I'm so so sorry your little one has to have surgery and all that entails.
And I'm so sorry you had to cut short your dream vacation. Thank goodness for Paola to help you and K.
Big huge soft hugs to you and your family. And a big smooch to your mom for whom it must've been so difficult on so many levels.
Lauri said…
We had a very similar incident with my youngest a few years back (at 3 1/2 years old). After a Medivac jet flight and emergency surgery, she's perfect. Her scar reminds me of how fragile life is, but also how joyous. It's easy to take things for granted, but your writings help to remind me not to do that every day. Take this time to pull everyone close. I'll bet Youngest will give you strength when you need it. You have a wonderful family. Sending you prayers and wishes for healing.
Fannie Mae said…
Sorry about youngest - hope all goes better than expected
jessmonster said…
Just wanted to say that I've been thinking of you and your family, and keeping you in my prayers, and that I'm sorry your trip had to be cut short. That last part seems so petty in comparison to youngest's health, but it's just not fair. There, I was pouty and whiney for you.
paola said…
Have you ever been to St. Maarten? because I have and flew in from St. Barthelemy. Now, THAT is a scary airport.
Monday morning is just around the corner and then you will be relieved.
It won't matter that you had to leave me in such a rush that I am still feeling like you slipped through my fingers...
Youngest will be fine and you WILL be back.
Who She She said…
You did the right thing. I know if one of mine were ill, I wouldn't enjoy myself if I decided to stay. Now you know Positano isn't so far away. It will be there when you're ready to go back. Best to Youngest. I hope all goes well.
katy said…
I love airplanes!

And I will say extra prayers Monday morning for Youngest...
Rae said…
I will be thinking of you and praying for all of you on Monday.
CHICKLETTE said…
Hugs to you and prayers coming your way! Blessing!