I wondered who would be most affected by Paul’s absence for two weeks.
Hope? Who’s connection to Paul still surpasses the other girls.
Sophia? Our emotionally fragile, oh-so-sympathetic roller coaster.
Gracie? Recovering Mama’s girl.
Mckayla? Happy as long as she has her food, her mama, and a chance to run around the house and play.
I must say the answered surprised me.
Ever since Saturday night, Gracie has been asking for Paul. Not whining, not crying, just asking, “Where’s Daddy?”
She doesn’t know where Israel is. She doesn’t understand a study trip. She just knows Daddy’s not at the dinner table. And she’s getting tired of it!
I’ve noticed a change in her behavior. Like I said, asking for Paul; also becoming super clingy to me. How many times can one girl come in the kitchen and ask me to hold her? So far there haven’t been any meltdowns, but we still have several days to go.
Hang in there, Gracie; Daddy will be home soon.
Thanks for reading my first series: Taking care of four little girls alone (while my husband is on an amazing study trip to Israel). Here are links to the other related posts.
It’s official: the Israel trip is on
Day 1: to turn out that last light
Day 3: Is something wrong with me?
Day 4: Sometimes you just need…
Day 6: The problem with “me” time