Friday, May 4, 2007

An Ending.

So much has changed since that warm October night when I made the first of many weekly treks down to Philadelphia. Not quite a year old, Andrew had already captured my heart (that little fact most of you already knew!). Having watched him every Friday (and some Friday nights and Saturdays as well!) for the past 7 months has made me more aware of the simple things in life that kids are just learning about and want to share... with me!!!

(Andrew in September 2006 ~ how much he has changed!)

Today Andrew and I went on a long walk (well, I went on a long walk; Andrew went for a ride!) and as we walked by a yard, I heard Andrew say, "A-rah" which is Andrewese for "dog":o). We stood there and just watched the little dog gaze back at us; something I would have normally walked by and not have given a second thought.

I'm going to miss the interaction with Andrew, although I question whether he is! This morning I was holding him and said, "Auntie Anne is going to miss you while she goes bye-bye to Thailand for 3 months!" Out of that whole statement, the only thing he heard was "bye-bye" and so he began to wave "bye-bye" to me... hmmm!

The one thing I am not going to miss is the extensive travel on the PA Turnpike and filling up my gas tank each Thursday night! How does that saying go? "There's a silver lining in every cloud":o).


Happymama said...

Ohhhh, I'm sure that although he can't make many words, he'll definitely know you're not around those three months and that he'll miss you terribly. And when you get back, he'll probably be speaking a whole slew of words, including "I love you." :)


Arlene said...

Awww, he's a cutie :) Forgive my recent lack of commenting; I've been terrible the past few months (pretty much ever since Caleb was born, LOL!). I have been reading, though! I promise I'll do better!!! Can't wait to see pics from your trip!

BrittLeigh said...

awwww, nephews are so precious, aren't they??? :)