Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Miss you Mommy!

Last night the phone rang at 10:30 pm. It was Alyssa, sobbing her eyes out, crying "I miss you Mommy!". Well, as much as I hated to hear her cry, I was so happy that she genuinely, truly missed me. She wanted to be home, she wanted to give Mommy & Daddy a hug, and she wanted to sleep in her own bed.

I assured her that we missed her too. Then I reminded her that we would see her in three more days. I told her to close her eyes, wrap her arms around herself, and imagine that we were giving her a great big hug! She said that it helped, but it wasn't the same because my hugs were better! I shouldn't admit it, but I was overjoyed at her sadness. It was REAL! It means that a bond is there! Attachment is starting to form, and she is HEALING!

When I get off work today, I am going to visit my friend Denise. Denise and her husband own Petek's (the bar that I work at), and their daughter Chelsie is Alyssa's babysitter. I haven't had a girls night in a long time and I am really looking forward to it!

The countdown starts! One more day of work, one night of work, then we pick up Alyssa! It also happens to be my birthday on Saturday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME - MY BABY IS COMING HOME!!!


Lisa said...

Ooooohhhhh Gerri! This is soooo wonderful. Most people would think we're sick for missing us and being so sad but it is such amazing progress for our kids.
Whoo hoo!!! Doing a happy dance for you!!! Have deserve it!

Lisa said...

I forgot...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!