After the past week, I knew those words above are just little descriptions of how my relationship with Dan is.
Dan went home last Sunday to Australia and I still walk around with a lump in my throat. He too had a sad feeling walking back into his parked car at the airport.
My little boy misses him so much. He cried big tears as he whispered “I really do miss Oom Dan, Mommy.” The picture of all three of us hugging each other crying at the airport will be forever embed in my heart.
Memories of Us
“Wait up boys!”
I will miss saying that as they both raced together, running…laughing…being well, boys and left me behind.
“Hurry up, Mommy!” Alex will shout.
“Yes Mommy hurry up!” Dan will smile lovingly to me from a far.
The days may be short. We didn’t get to go too many places due to my son’s mid-term exam week. Yet we truly made the most of our times, of our precious times together.
From taking little boy to school where he happily ran inside with a big smile on his face to picking him up after and seeing his whole face lit up.
From walking happily on the small side walks, running together crossing the busy streets, all of us truly soaked up every opportunities and that alone were just precious. We really don’t need much, just being there all three of us…were golden.
This time around, it was more about family…not just about the two of us although we both realize we are the essence of it yet we both understand it’s time to get closer to the family too.
After being a single mom for years, it was a little awkward at first for me to let someone comes in. My little boy quickly took to Dan with an open heart and with an enthusiasm so genuine it was truly beautiful to witness how these two special men in my life form their bond. Having him around allows me to open my eyes of how overly protective I am of Alex sometimes – ok D, most of the times! – and I can’t help it. He’s my baby!
We really are making memories of us…
And it will only get better and better from this moment on.
Even when being apart again always stings.