Monday, July 7, 2014

Madly in Love



I told you our sad, sad news.  Thank you for your sympathies and kind words.

Picking up Diva from camp was bittersweet. Engineer and I were longing to see her after a week apart, but we dreaded having to tell her about Greta.  After waiting nearly a week, it was even more difficult to keep composed once we saw Diva.

We hugged our little girl (no matter how old she gets, she will always be our little girl) and listened as Diva regaled us with her tales from camp - so excited, so happy.

Our tradition after picking her up is to have lunch with Engineer's Grandmother while in Tyler.  We kept it together during lunch and it wasn't until the drive home that we told her.

Engineer pulled over at a rest stop .  Diva asked what we were doing and he told her that something had happened while she was away.

The first thing out of her mouth was, "Is Greta okay?"
He responded with a no and proceeded to get into the back seat and tell Diva what had happened.

Then he held her.  Consoled her as he had when she was a baby.

She dissolved into tears immediately (as did we all) then suddenly stopped to say, "Thank you for not calling and telling me at camp."  Stick a fork in me...I'm done...

Our fear was that she would be angry with us for not telling her as soon as it happened.  Instead, her reaction was mature and just what we needed to hear.

1-4-3 my Diva.  You are an incredible young lady and your heart will heal in its own time.
1-4-3 my Engineer.  Your tender heart still melts mine after all of these years.

P.S.  When we got home, you can imagine that it was rather overwhelmingly sad and there were periodic sobs coming from Diva's room.  It was heart-wrenching to say the least.

I asked Engineer what he was going to do if a boy breaks her heart like that.  He answered...well, this is a family friendly blog so I can't really say what he said exactly; but, I can assure you, if Engineer has his way, life would be very uncomfortable for the boy.

14 comments:

  1. well, I consider engineer to be a good friend of mine and its nice to know we are alike in this way too. I dearly love my family and hope to handle the situation as well as you guys did, if/when the same situation arises. God be with you and guide you.

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  2. So heartbreaking. Sorry for your loss.

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  3. Oh so sorry for her broken heart. Hugs to your sweet girl.

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  4. This breaks my heart. Hugs to you all.

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  5. Its almost as hard to see your kids grow up as it is to loose a family friend. But also very encouraging when they react maturely. Keep up the good work.

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    1. It is so difficult but also quite encouraging when they react maturely.

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  6. Man!! This really made me tear up, heartbreak and loss is hard on adults, but children having to deal with that is so hard! I hope there are happier moments in your home this summer!

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    1. Moments can only get happier from here I think Ms. Ashley.

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  7. What a touching and heartfelt post. Your husband sounds just like mine, he loves his girl and holds her when she's hurting. Keeping you all in our thoughts.

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    1. Even though the circumstances aren't great, I do love seeing the bond Engineer and Diva have.

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