Leaving on a jet plane...

Yesterday was a major day in my life.

The day woke up gloomy and rainy; setting the perfect tone for my emotions that day.

The day that we drove to the airport as a family.



And I came home alone (well, with Noah).

Cornel left for his business trip and took Nathan along.

Nathan was so excited to get to ride on the plane again.  He had his little "suitcase" with books for the trip.


He ran through security and clapped when he didn't beep.  He waved goodbye to his mother, and never looked back.


This is the first time that Nathan has ever been on a plane without me.  This is the first time that I have been away from him longer than a few days.

I am not ashamed to admit I cried on the way home.

He, on the other hand, is busy having fun with Daddy on the their "man trip".  At least I got a couple of cuddles and "I love you's" before he left.  This should help get me through the next weeks.



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17 comments:

Adrienne said...

ok...this is crazy!!! (not the "man trip" or separation feelings...just all the MEMORIES it evokes!) We traveled SO much when we lived in Europe and in all sorts of combinations within the family! The hardest for me was every summer (once Jeremy was 5 and Melissa was 8) we put them on a plane by themselves back to the states so grandparents could have more time with them!! I know, no one can believe I did that...but they LOVED it! And I think one of the reasons we're such a close family, even as adults, is cause we have close individual relationships. We all have trips, memories, times spent with each other as individuals over the years...and it's funny - cause as much as I would have thought splitting up for separate adventures would make us less close "as a family" I think it had the opposite effect. Anyhow - enjoy your time with Noah! And just some time with less on your plate...I loved those times when mine were little!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I would have cried too. No doubt, but what a wonderful little adventure for him!

Heidi @ imwithleia said...

Oh sweetie - hope you are ok - I can just imagine. It was hard to me only to be away for 2 days in Berlin. But you and Noah will have a great time together - and I hope you can Skype Nathan ;)

take care, hope you are not too cold (I'm so happy that they haven't turned the heating down yet and taht I found my old worn wool slippers...)

Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks said...

Oh Barbara, you'll get through it. Before you know it he'll be home and in your hair again. I'm glad they get some man time with NO BABY BROTHER.

jeands said...

Awww....If it were me I would have cried too! Just try to look at the positive that you still have Noah, all to yourself and Noah will get to experience the feeling of having you alone. And before you know it your both men will be back. Then you all have fun times again.

Natalie said...

Awww I bet he is having a ball! Such a big boy!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I cried when JDaniel went to camp this summer. I think mom's just have to cry sometimes.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

i would have cried too! it's so cute though that he gets to go on a man trip with daddy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That would be so hard! I hope the time goes quickly.

Kimberly said...

Aw, I would have cried too! It will go by faster than you think though and he'll be back home with you soon!

Emmy said...

Oh I would cry too! Hope he is having a great time with his dad

Shellsea said...

I'm with you- tears for sure! You and Noah will have fun though while the boys have fun. My little C is flying without me this summer! We're going to visit my parents 1,500 miles away and he's staying up there while I fly back! :/

Raquel said...

Oh as moms it is always so hard to part with our kids (mine are in college and it still makes me a little sad when they go back in the fall). How wonderful that your husband and son are taking a trip together....hopefully the start of many. Enjoy the one on one time with your little one & thanks for sharing your story! Visiting from SITS

Susan said...

Oh friend! I'm reading backwards and saw this after your other post. I would have cried also. No shame in that.
You're a great mama. xo

Stasha said...

What a big boy. But honestly I have tears in my eyes. Stay strong girl1

Jessica said...

Awww...I miss my kids when they are away too.

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Kiddothings said...

I would have bawled my eyes out. Aw Barbara, I hope you're coping good. He'll be back in your arms in no time at all!

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