Monday, April 16, 2012
When Tia was here I felt like I hardly ever saw her. Either I was busy and gone or she was hanging out down in her room. Still, having her gone makes the house seem a lot more empty. As Dan was smacking while eating a cinnamon roll this evening I suggested that he do his "magic trick", which was Tia's way of teaching him to eat with his mouth closed.
When Dan was telling me super long stories that I couldn't understand, I was missing Tia who was good at talking to Dan when he gets home from school and asking him questions that would have them both laughing. I can't even think of what she and Dan said to each other, just that it was fun for me to listen to them.
Tia was good at sitting by her Dad in the evening and laughing with him too. I'm afraid there won't be enough laughing around here without her. Kayli is sad to be the only girl at home, not counting Mom. Connor will miss her too. I'd better come up with a few funny stories to liven up the evenings!
When we were leaving her at her new apartment with Trisa, Jake started crying. I think he just wanted to go home, but I knew he'd miss her too so I started crying, and then Kayli started crying. Trisa and Tia laughed. Tia said something like, "Oh my gosh you guys! I'm coming home next weekend!" Which is true. It was kind of funny really. Hopefully Trisa didn't feel bad that we didn't cry when we dropped her off. I have cried when she's gone back to college after a visit before -- mostly because I feel sorry for me that she's not here anymore -- but I know that it is time for them to have adventures without Mom. Sigh.
Tia is great. She usually has a good story to share. She is fun. She laughs a lot. She makes us smile. We are sure she will be creating smiles wherever she goes, which will help us to be happy too.
I love you Tia!