Lehr and Eli left for Florida yesterday; we wanted Eli to see the final Shuttle launch. We kept it a surprise until Eli was in Lehr's car on the way to the airport. I told maddux about the trip just before she napped. She took it ok, especially when I told her about all of the cool stuff we'd do this weekend. She napped, she woke up and we drove to dinner. Almost as soon as we got in the car, she asked if we could call Daddy and Eli. I dialed and handed her the phone. On my end I heard, "Hi Daddy! (pause) Yes. Can I talk to Eli? (pause) HI ELI! (pause) I miss you. I wish you were here.' Click
Be still my heart.