Matt and the kids bright and early at 4 am.
This morning the kids and I woke bright and early to take Matt at 4:15 am to the airport. I am proud to report only minimal drama from Sam and a few tears from Emily. Chris just kept telling me to hurry he had to use the bathroom. Yep. The adventure is beginning. I cannot believe how fast the time flew.
I am trying not to think about us being apart for 3 months. Luckily we know he will be back for a week at the end of November. And we filed today for an exception allowing him to come back to NC to help me bring the kids over on January 19. Fingers crossed that it is approved. I told the kids this morning over breakfast at the Waffle House (our plan was IHOP, however not open 24 hours here) just think of this as daddy being on another business trip. And between phone and webcam things will be okay. Matt said this morning that it doesn't feel like he is moving. It just feels like he is staying in a bigger hotel since he is on all rental furniture and without us there.
It's going to be hard, both on me and the kids. But I know that it is just 3 months and that we can do this. We are looking at all of this as an adventure. The separation, the move, new schools, train life, a new language, a new culture, different foods... It is a scary adventure, yet at the same time a very exciting and rewarding time. The experience and memories that our children will gain will be something that they will treasure forever.
So think of Matt and wish him safe travels and luck. And for us too. My poor kids will need lots of luck after spending 3 months alone with their poor mom. Matt told them this morning that their life lays in my hands. They may wish their was some type of online trading for mothers by the time January rolls around.
Matt, his dad, and his brother and sister last month.