Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Atlanta/Houston Weekend Conclusion

Sunday morning Amanda and I got the glorious opportunity to sleep in!! Oh it was so good. And then we had a feast on this:

Breakfast room service. It was a very relaxing morning which for these two mamas was much needed.

After breakfast and getting ready, Amanda and I took a cab to her sister's apartment where we were meeting up with Beth, Melissa and Collin for lunch. Amanda and I had only been at her ADORABLE apartment for 5 minutes when it was time for us to head to the airport. So we had to skip lunch. But we did get to see Melissa's apartment which is SO CUTE! She did such a good job decorating and it's the cutest place.

The flight home was smooth and we said our goodbyes to Mrs. Beth. I stayed over Sunday night with Amanda so I didn't have to drive 4 hours home that night. I'm so glad I stayed because I got to spend lots of time with Jackson and Curtis. It was so fun.

Me and the Mister!

I have to tell y'all this story. When I first got to Amanda and Curtis' home Thursday night, Amanda had let Jackson stay up so I could see him, but she hadn't told him that I was coming. When I rang the doorbell, Jackson came running to the door and saw me through the window that runs parallel with their front door. He started flapping his arms and got so excited when he saw me. I'm not sure why this surprised me. I guess I have this fear that Ella and Jackson will forget each other now that they live 4 hours apart, but this was proof that they are bound forever. Because as soon as I came through the door Jackson immediately started looking around and saying "Ella, Ella". Then after the door closed behind me, he went up to the window by the door and looked out and kept saying, "Ella, Ella"! Oh, it was a sweet moment. I'm tearing up all over again just thinking about it.

The other story is, the Thursday I left I was telling Ella, "Mama is going to see Amanda, Curtis and Jackson." And Ella looked at me and said, "I see Jackson!" It was so sweet! I felt bad though because she couldn't come with me. But they will be reunited soon!

On my way out of town Monday, I was able to swing by and see Michelle, Keegan and Jack for a little while! It was so good to see my old college roomie!

I was so glad for my 4 hour drive home because it gave me the perfect opportunity to sit and let everything I had learned and experienced the last couple days to soak in. It was good!

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Darlene R. said...

Oh, I almost cried reading that Jackson was looking out the window for Ella! Poor little guy!

From the looks of the picture, he was plenty happy to see you though.

Lindsee said...

That is the most precious story about Jackson, and about Ella. I would have cried, too!

Glad this weekend was a blast for you!

And girl, as much as I hate driving by myself for long hours, I love it because it is truly a time where I can focus on the Lord, pray, think and turn up my worship music because you KNOW there is some worshipin' going on up in that car with just me and Him. Oh, how I love it!

connorcolesmom said...

Ok I got tears thinking about Jackson standing there looking for his BFF!

I have to tell you that my oldest lived next door to his buddy for 4 yrs and when we moved we were worried Connor would not remember his friend however when God forms a bond it is strong

Connor is still friends with this little guy almost 5 yrs later :)

Have a blessed day

MoziEsmé said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Room service - ahhh! I am jealous . . . And that Jackson story is sweet.

MamaCass said...

That is so sweet about Ella and jackson. I teared up myself when I was reading it!

Linsey said...

Sounds like so much fun. The next time I go down to Houston, we will have to ride together!

Ang baylis said...

I so understand your concerns about them forgetting each other! I'm sure they have a life-long bond that will never be broken! Such a sweet story!
Much love to you today!
Angie xoxo

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, why is room service breakfast so good? I love it! How fun! Can't wait for this weekend!

Kelli said...

What a sweet friendship those two have! :)