Interstellar Adventures

October 29, 2007

It’s Quiet, But a Little Lonely

Filed under: Family & Friends — by InterstellarLass @ 9:51 am

On Saturday, Nick flew Pop to El Paso, where Pop’s friend Duke and his daughter Judy picked Pop up for a three-week visit to Las Cruces. On Sunday morning, Nick woke up and the first words out of his mouth were “I miss my dad.”

Pop’s room is dark, we don’t hear the familiar squeaking of his shoes on the kitchen floor (we suspect he’s secretly playing basketball in there when we’re not looking), and no 5 am door bell ringing when he goes out to check the paper. And I actually had to check my own mail on Saturday.

This morning, after the kids were off to school, I didn’t hear the clinking of his spoon on the cereal bowl. And I didn’t have to walk into his room and blow him a kiss good-bye for the day.

He’s only been with us five months, but now that he’s gone, I just realized how he has become a part of our family and our household. It’s not just that he’s staying with us or visiting long term. We’re no longer a family of four. We’re a  family of five.

The break is welcome, and with us trying to get the final house tasks done, it will be easier. But these three weeks will go by fast, and when he gets home, our family will be complete again.


  1. Sweet post….it’s amazing that the smallest things seem to make the biggest impact on our memory.

    Comment by carnealian — October 29, 2007 @ 3:21 pm |Reply

  2. The breaks are nice… but they make us appreciate the other things 🙂

    Comment by Snowball — October 29, 2007 @ 8:23 pm |Reply

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