June 18, 2008
missing a piece of me
I'm going back to LA while Darby and Lyric and Ollie stay on the East Coast. It's really bumming me out, more than I even anticipated. Those 3 are such an integral part of my life it's like things just aren't right when I'm away from them for any lengthy period of time.
Ollie often asks me who I love more, him or me. I think it's a funny question, but I can easily and honestly answer him every time, which I think is an answer he likes. Then he asks me who I love more, Lyric or me. Again, easy. Lyric. Darby or me. Darby. Then he gets sneaky and asks who I love more, him or Lyric! I tell him I can't choose and he says I have to. I tell him I'm the daddy and I don't have to. He laughs and that's that.
And the truth that illuminates is that I love those three so much and seeing how much they love me too, their sad teary eyes when I had to go, only makes me love them more. While spending this time in LA is necessary for certain goals I have to accomplish this summer... I am counting the days until July so I can be with them again!
Posted by jason on June 18, 2008 05:35 PM
Yeah being away from your immediate family - especially if you like being with them - can be so hard! But the best part is seeing each other again - all those feelings and emotions can be so much fun. Being apart helps you remember how much you love and appriciate the ones you love.
Posted by: Jonathan on June 18, 2008 05:50 PM
True True! But the saying good-bye part if absolutely horrible. I hate it--and I don't think that is ever going to change...
Posted by: jessica on June 18, 2008 05:57 PM
I know many parents have to say good-bye to their adult children, but i don't know if I will ever get used to it. I'm with Jessica: I really don't like the good-bye scene; It makes my stomach sick. And I can hardly wait to see those who go away back home again. But I guess is the price of loving people. Jase, we love you. No one wants to see you go away.
Posted by: mom on June 18, 2008 10:22 PM
just think about the poor families and soldiers who have to part for such a long time and face the potential of really never seeing each other again! At least you'll just be in LA for a month and not facing the chance of death...
Posted by: Jonathan Latshaw on June 19, 2008 11:26 AM