"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Where Are You, Buttercup?!?!

I'm starting to think we're a family of three instead of a family of four. As I review our recent photos, there is a glaring, empty spot in all of them.

Buttercup, where are you?

Oh, yeah.

Busy going to school 8+ hours a day.
Busy working another 4+ hours after that.

And on that Monday when you don't have school, you work 10+ hours and have Family Home Evening with your Singles Branch right afterward.

And on that Thursday when you don't work, you still go to school 8 hours and want to hang out with friends in the evening.

Of course, there's that one special day a week -- Sunday -- when you don't have either work or school. But you don't go to church with us. You have your own ward to attend and it starts at a later time than our's, so you're sleeping when we leave and heading out the door when we get home.

At least we get to eat dinner with you.

Darling Daughter, please don't forget about us!! We're here waiting for you!
We miss you, Buttercup!
I want to show you how much we (I) miss you by showing pictures of our quiet New Year's Eve celebration.
See? It's just three of us... Max, Inigo and I.
(Of course, you can't see me because I have to take the pictures.)
We played Golf and I actually WON!! Because you weren't there to hog all the Jokers. :)

If you had been with us, do you think that we (I) would have had to battle Inigo's Bey Blades in his new Battle Stadium? (It's a game that only Inigo and other 6 - 10 year old boys finds fun.)

Of course, playing our new UNO game would have been a lot more fun with a fourth player.

You would have laughed hysterically when Inigo said, "I'm so happy to stay up on New Year's Eve so I can be awake when the earth finishes its rotation around the sun."

I know you would have thought, as Dad and I did, "What kid says that? Most kids (and adults) are just happy to see one year end and another begin." Only your brother would come with something like "the earth's rotation!"

And, after the ball dropped at the stroke of midnight, we really missed you when we had our family group hug/kiss-on-the-cheek. Our little circle was too small without you.

Well, I guess you have to do what is best for you and your future.
But, please come home now and again, would you?


Yvonne said...

Buttercup is growing up mom. And she is doing the things you have encouraged her to do--right ; )

LOL at Indigo's comment about the earth finishing its rotation around the sun ; )

thorkgal said...

This made me cry, because I feel it so often myself going from 6 to 4. I know it was 6 to 5 for a couple years but it really didn't prepare me for the whole 6 to 4 thing. I don't look forward to being down to 3 because that means 2 is shortly behind that. Ugh.