I shared some exciting news with Annie about Josh Downs and his homecoming last night which sent her into a sqealing, jumping, singing frenzy.
About 15 minutes later, she was standing in front of my desk with her head hung low and tears streaming down her eyes.
When I asked what was wrong, she said that it had just been too long since she had seen her daddy.
I just sat and held her for awhile, realizing that I had been doing the exact same thing for weeks now; butterflies and excitement one minute, followed by tears the next because it just feels like it's been too long.
Coley came in to see what all the estrogen was about and then he picked Annie up out of my arms and carried her away.
A few minutes later, I walked down the hallway and found him reading to her...
And then it was her turn to read to him.
Eventually, an 11 year old grows tired of being read to by a 6 year old though.
And telling that 11 year old that he has to sit through rest of the book to encourage the 6 year old doesn't help.
He's just like his mom...the love runs deep...but the patience wears thin.
Later in the evening, Josh called and I said, "I don't know what's up with Annie and I, but one minute we're happy and excited and the next minute we're in tears?" to which he replied, "I know what's up...you're girls."
And if you're reading this Josh Downs...Thanks for loving your girls just the way we are.