Husband left this afternoon on a business trip. It is not long, less than a week, but it is unusual and the boys and I feel its strangeness.
He had been gone perhaps an hour. The boys and I finished the chapter book we had been reading together. I cleaned the kitchen. Carter laid out a large blanket in their room and set up their disco ball while Cody picked out some music.
Cody came through the kitchen pushing a chair load of stuffed owls, invited guests to their dance party arriving by chair chariot, as I was loading the dishwasher.
cody: Momma, it feels odd with Poppa gone. It feels like a piece – if you were to think of our family as a puzzle – a piece of our puzzle is missing. And Poppa is that piece.
He says all this without stopping, without missing a stride, simply saying what he feels, as if he did not just drop some beautiful poetry and walk away.
Happy Father’s Day Husband – I agree with Cody, you are a piece of our wonderful family puzzle and without you, life would not be as it should.
That was rather profound. Sad that he left on Father’s Day. I left on a plane the morning of Mother’s Day. The kids thought that was weird too. Of all the days.
Yeah, it did feel strange, being Father’s Day and all.