I recently got the opportunity to hitch a ride to Houston with a friend who was going for a check up at MDAnderson. Even though I would only get just over 24 hours with Alyssa, I JUMPED at the chance!!
Here is what you cram into 36 hours (besides lots of hugs!)....
First, there is a lot of snuggling and "please play with my hair, mom". Then she will fall asleep on your lap and you won't mind one bit. :)
The next day you will make a trip to Trader Joe's (since your state is lame and doesn't have one) and you will stock up on food to take home and also food to make freezer meals for your girl!
Then the cooking will begin and you will laugh and joke and remake old old photos because your mom found some wax lips in a candy store and you want to humor her....
You will end up making/freezing 4 meat loafs, 5 containers of lentil soup and chili.
When the cooking is done, you will sit down and enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice chai latte (amazing!) you found at Trader Joe's and have a conversation about life and what God is doing.
Later, you will make another run to Trader Joe's because some of the things you bought were just too delicious to not get more of.......or maybe because you are just obsessed with Trader Joe's.
Of course, you will end the evening watching movies and playing cards!
I whooped her by the way!
The next morning you will enjoy a quiet morning and a cup of coffee and try not to think about having to say goodbye in a few short hours.
Then you will head to meet your friend and have just a bit more fun while you wait for her to get there (a good cover to keep you from crying)
You will have to say goodbye. :(
But you will be so thankful for that 36 hours that will now carry you until the next time you get to see her.....and you will feel very blessed.