Friday, August 15, 2008

A Long Week Missing Daddy

This week was the official start of the school year, so Jeff was back to work full swing. He was usually out of the house by 6:30 a.m. and not home until 5:30 p.m. and one night it was almost 8:00 p.m. We were once again reminded that teachers definitely deserve their summer "vacation." Needless to say, we missed him greatly! The first day, the girls were up when Jeff left because he didn't have to be there so early. When he told the girls that he was leaving, Emily went to the other room, grabbed her shoes, and came running back with them to hand to Jeff. They watched him from the door as he left. It was a heart breaker for sure.

With Jeff being so busy with school, it was just me and the girls. Jeff helps out so much when he's home, and I've had him home for two months, so this week was a definite adjustment for me too. I'm exhausted. Usually, I take a nap when the girls nap, but this week I was busy working on my new ministry area at church. I am now the Nursery Coordinator, and I'm really excited about it! Jeff and I prayed about this before I committed to doing it, and we're both certain that this is a where God wants me serving right now. It's taking a lot of time here at the beginning, but in the end it will be well worth it when things are up and running the way I hope that they will. We've also been staying up way too late watching the Olympics. We can't stay away from the TV from 8 p.m. on. The Olympics are so great, and we've really been enjoying them.

One evening, Jeff wasn't home yet, and it was time to get dinner going. I popped in a Veggie Tales DVD for Elaina and hoped that Emily would entertain herself while I fixed dinner in the kitchen. Well, Elaina loves her Veggie Tales DVD, so she was fine. I heard some terrible piano playing as I was working on dinner. Elaina loves to sit on the piano bench and play the piano, and Emily will tap a key here or there as she walks by it. As I was listening to the piano being played, I just assumed that Elaina was taking a break from her DVD to play the piano instead. When I looked over, it was Emily who had climbed up on the piano bench to start playing. She was having so much fun and looked so sweet sitting there playing the piano. It wasn't terrible piano playing at all, it was beautiful piano playing because it was my baby girl having a great time!

It is Friday evening as I write this post, and the Olympics are on the television. Jeff is relaxing on the couch. We are so glad it's Friday!


The Knight Family said...

Emily is SO cute!!! And so proud of herself, you can tell. I'm sure this week has been a huge adjustment for you all with Jeff being back to school. Hang in there!

Hilary said...

She is going to be just like her mommy and be very musically inclined. You are a great mom and will adjust very easily to Jeff being back at work!