And so I have survived! Two nights and two days is a loooong time not to see my precious boys. There have been a lot of hugs, kisses and snuggles this evening as we caught up on those missed while we were apart.
I have been surprised at some unexpected opportunities that have made the time very worthwhile even though I missed hearing their voices, listening to their stories, seeing them play and explore their world, and even helping them brush their teeth. Something more than just the obvious break from constant cook, cleaner and referee.
The most significant was how those few hours gave Luke and I some time to be us. Not just mommy and daddy but actually just us with each other. Thanks to my parents watching Evan and Nicholas for a few hours, we even went out for dinner. Last year we managed 3 meals in a restaurant so I'm hopeful this year we can maybe make it out 4 times :)
As I wrote in an earlier blog, I spend many precious minutes sitting and holding my babies. I had even more time to just sit and savour the moments making them even sweeter.
And the biggest realization was, I love being a mommy to 4 boys!