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Decisions, decisions

Monday, April 28, 2014

4 smokes
glass of wine

We went to be with our daughter who is expecting a baby and saw her 3 girls for a short while. I'm starting to question the wisdom of going to Michigan for a weekend vacation two weeks before her due date. If I miss the family vacation, I will be disappointed. My younger son is in medical school and it's his last break for some time. If I miss the birth, it would be much more disturbing. The usual decision as a mother of many.
If I don't make the vacation, the other kids will get together anyway. Much as I hate to admit it, they might even have more fun without us.
No one can take my place with my daughter. I got to be with her for her last baby and it was a miracle to see. We missed her 2nd's birth by a half hour because she came early and we were at my mother's. Despite driving through the night, we arrived in time too late. Her husband had stayed in the waiting room with their oldest. The first child had the whole family in the waiting room because she was our family's first and the siblings all lived nearby.
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    I know exactly how you're feeling! We go camping for 3 weeks every summer and have to make our reservations several months in advance. There have been multiple years that one of our girls were expecting during the time we were scheduled to be away. I missed our first grandson's birth by a day, but drove all the way home from camp to hold him and take pictures before returning to our vacation (a 7 hr drive each way) and we have cut our vacation short to return home because DD was being induced the next day. We missed that one by a few hours too, but I guess being here in their lives since their births is more important than attending the births, right?
    1424 days ago
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