Monday, April 28, 2014
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.