Angel Anticipates Her First Time Away From Charlotte [PHOTOS]
This week we are preparing to head to Memphis to visit St. Jude Children's Hospital. While I know I will be extremely blessed and educated on these precious children and their families, I can't help but have a very heavy heart about leaving my own family (Charlotte in particular).
While I often joke about how much I need a vacation away from my children, like most moms when I get even a few moments to myself I am totally lost! Well, this week I will have plenty of alone time at night. I will sleep alone for the first time in years! No, crying complaining children, or snoring husband, no creaky old wood floors. I am quite positive I will sleep terribly as I am so used to interrupted everything, I just won't know what to do.
Let me be transparent for a quick minute. As some of you know, I lost my daughter, Kathern, to SIDS almost 13 years ago. I wasn't with her when she passed. I was working. It burns in my mind often. While I know my family is in God's hands that moment haunts me deeply. I know my husband will take absolute perfect care of everyone and Charlotte will be just fine. She is just my very best friend so I will certainly miss her sweet, crazy little face. So lots of air hugs, an infinite amount of prayers, and happy thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
On a more positive note, I look forward to learning more about St. Jude, spending time with co-workers, meeting new people, and making memories.