Monday, October 24, 2011

When a Mom is Needed


At the end of the week I'll be heading to DC again. I hadn't planned to go this fall as Emily was very busy with running and the weekends I could go she wasn't there.  Well, if you follow her blog you know things have changed.  There has been more than one time this past month when I have HATED not being closer. It is so hard not to be there when your kids need you.  Phone calls, emails, texts just don't cut it.  So I am taking a little time to go down and help her.  She will need some help getting settled into her apartment  as she is not able to do a whole lot of moving things around, organizing etc. I hope to help her set up her room, do some laundry, buy some groceries, go to a doctor's appt., anything needed. Yes, I am sure I will have fun but that is not the point of this trip. I am going to be a mother and help as much as possible.  The bonus is that it is her birthday and I will be there for that.  It's awhile since I have been with my first born on the actual day.

She can't run but I hope to do a little running while I am there.  She can swim so I am hoping I get at least one or two hints on improving my stroke.  You all know I need it.

This week I am going to have to stay late at work for  a few days to make sub plans (you cannot imagine how much time sub plans take unless you are a teacher) and get ready for parent conferences which start the day I get back.  I will have to hit the ground running. I need to give information to all my team members for their students that I teach too. I hope to start on a form I want to use tomorrow.  But cramming all this work in now and after will be worth it if I can help my girl.


This trip will be a little more like this visit.......





.......than this one when we were both in great running shape!



But that's okay because running is not the only thing that matters.

29 comments:

Kate said...

I'm sure it will mean the world to her to have some help, and I bet it does your heart good to be with your little girl when she needs you. Sub plans...ugh!! If Emily didn't know she was loved before, she will now!

P.S. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I hadn't read it before. I really wanted to find out what happened, though I didn't love it. Liked it, not love.

christa said...

What a great mom. I've been a little worried about her since reading her posts.. Glad you'll be there

Miss Teacher said...

Sub plans are the bane of my existence. Enough said! No one ever understands why I'd rather be miserably sick at school than stay home to rest up and get a sub...hate. subplans!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

I knew you'd go, such a GREAT mom!

MCM Mama said...

If you have any free time while she's at work, shoot me an email. I'd love to meet up to run or just grab coffee.

Glad you are able to take some time to come down for Emily.

Michelle said...

Hate sub plans! And conferences...ugh!
But, I know my mom (also a teacher) would do the same for me! And Em certainly needs her mom right now! Enjoy your trip!

Amy said...

So sorry to hear about Emily breaking her foot! She sounds so bummed about everything, it is great you can go down to help her out. Have a safe trip.

Fran said...

The positive thing about this is that you will see Emily sooner than expected and that you will be there for her birthday.

I live a 30 minute drive away from my mom and that's as far as I go. My hub sometimes talked about moving further away in the past but I don't want that. I need to get there as soon as possible if something happens to her, especially since my Dad died and she's alone.

Jamoosh said...

This is the perfect time to challenge your daughter to a race! A short race, but still long enough that you will win!

HappyTrails said...

Have a great time down there being the awesome mom you are! The last sentence is priceless...

Kandi said...

Enjoy your trip and take care of your girl. :)

Anne said...

Have a nice week, being there for and spending quality time with your lovely daughter. So true that phone calls and texts don't cut it when they need us.

Katie said...

moms are good.

Marlene said...

Oh that's GREAT that you are heading to DC!! You will be a big help I'm sure and I know she'll love having Mom's support.

Karen said...

Emily is so lucky to have you! From what I have read on her blog, it seems like she has been going through a lot lately. So glad you are able to go spend some time with her.

Darlene said...

I hated being out when I was a teacher since it was harder to do sub plans than teach. Have a great time with Emily. She's lucky to have you in her life :)

Christi said...

I am sure your daughter will totally appreciate having you around to help. Plus, it is so great that you can be there for her! Moms do indeed rock!

Johann said...

I really like this and I'm happy for you that you are able to do this. Our loved ones and family are special and need our attention from time to time. Enjoy your time together.

Jenn said...

I mean really! How many times can I say it (or think it). You are SUCH an awesome mom!!!

Happy birthday to Emily! Hope you celebrate in style!

Liz said...

Hope you have a great time. From reading her blog as I always do, it seems that she is doing really well and has such a positive attitude. Enjoy your trip!

Tricia said...

Oh good -- you get to go be mom. I'm sure that will be wonderful for both of you. Enjoy your trip.

Char said...

Doesn't matter how old your kids are that umbilical cord just pulls us to them when they're in need. I hope you have a lovely, productive weekend with your girl. And I hope you get all those lessons written.

Her Name Is Rio said...

Glad you are going to be able to be there for your daughter. Safe travels!

lindsay said...

I'm glad you are able to go! I know I'd want my mom around if I was temporarily crippled. I know you two will have a fun (and yummy) weekend.

Tara said...

Awww....what a great mom you are. I am sure that she will appreciate all the help that you will provide to her. Hope she heals fast, but in the meantime, cheers to a lot of mother/daughter swims!

Molly said...

I felt so bad for Emily when I read about her foot! Hope you guys get some good quality time together.

Alisa said...

Safe travels and I know you two will have a blast and you'll both post awesome pictures of it.

Black Knight said...

Sorry about the Emily's foot, she is lucky to have a mom like you. I hope she gets well soon.

Richelle said...

I popped on over to Emily's blog. I'm so sorry about her broken foot. I hope it heals quickly. She is lucky to have an awesome mom like you. I do hope your enjoy your time together.