Friday, December 07, 2007

Missing my sister...


I cried as I put these pictures together. I couldn't help it. I missed her voice this morning when I got up. Connor didn't come out saying "Kimmy, I wun Cheeos". Which means that he and Felix didn't sit on the stairs sharing the cups of "cheeos" and spill them everywhere. The children didn't come bounding down the stairs like a herd of elephants. I didn't hear them whisper to each other about whether or not it was light enough to come down (the first morning they all woke up at 5:45 AM; which constituted the rule that they were not allowed to get up until they saw sunlight). There was plenty of hot water for showers this morning, and there wasn't a ton of laundry to do. There was no pre-adolescent crying over, well, everything and fewer arguments about school (I still have two here, you know). Fewer tattling, fewer messes, fewer whining... Yesterday, we didn't have to take two cars to go to Walmart and there wasn't seven children to look after. I miss it. Felix is going through Connor withdrawls; he asks about "Conna" all day. "I ride Conna's van, Momma?" "I sleep in Conna's bed, Momma?" "Where Conna go, Momma?" "I ride bikes with Conna?" My personal favorite (and the most pathetic) is where he growls and says in his demanding, scary voice, "I wan Conna!" Poor baby.

Even though it was crazy, it was so fun and I would love to do it again. I miss my sister. Maybe next month...

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I wish I had a sister. The pictures are beautiful. I'm glad you two got to spend time together. Love you, Kim.

heather said...

Missing is the hardest part I love seeing all the cousin's holding hands. I don't get to see my cousin's allot but when I do it is like we were never apart and we remember all the time spent together as children . You guys made some really great memories for them.

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Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Love the one of Cole in his shades!

Marsha said...

Makes me cry. I miss Laura and the grandkids so bad sometimes I can't hardly stand it. You and Missy should get together and have a good cry. She's really feeling it, too right now. It's hard when you can't talk to them on a regular basis or whenever you want to. Count your blessings on that count.

Kim said...

sisters are awesome. i'm very glad that you enjoyed ya'lls visit. it was great to meet your sister finally.

kim p

Stace' said...

If I had a Sister, this is how I would want it, not like the Fantasy Sister I had was. I didn't like Fantasy Sister...

This is sweet.

The Heltons said...

Such a real and kind gift is your honest feelings for Kristi's family. Good post, cuz.