I was gone most of the day here and there- took Noah to the library, yarn shop (new needles!), and the old world market (cheese! Manchego & Parrano) and then off to sit with a friend while she got a new tattoo.
I wasn't gone that long. But in Ivy-time, it was forever. And I found out she had hugged a photo of me and sobbed. I am not even kidding. I wish I was kidding.
I am going to be away from her for two nights next weekend. I love her more than probably possible but I need to leave sometimes. Mommy has to go places, too, I told her as she pressed into my breast and grasped tightly to my neck.
My heart, as I write this, is not breaking in two. My heart, as I am writing this, feels like it's time for a little space.
I have no idea how my heart will feel next weekend. We will see.
Because, just look at that face.