Thursday, October 07, 2010

Special Delivery!

One Wednesday night a few weeks ago, Abby Kate brought home a blue balloon from church.  (She LOVES balloons like most kids do and was super excited to bring it home.)  We pulled into the garage, and I asked her if she'd like to get the mail for me.  She skipped out to the mailbox, balloon in hand.  I went around to get Avery out of her car seat and then heard AK start shrieking and crying.  I ran out into the driveway to see her running toward me, dropping mail as she came and then looked behind her to see the blue balloon rising upward higher and faster into the distant sky.  She was heartbroken! She told me through sobs that she was trying to get the mail and couldn't hold onto everything and it slipped out of her hand. :(

The only way I could think to console her was to tell her that her balloon was flying off in the direction of the ocean where Daddy is, and that maybe her balloon would fly all the way over to the other side of the world where Daddy can stand on the very top of his boat and reach up and catch it!  ...and bring it right back home to her when he comes.  Well that made her smile instantly.  And she has not stopped talking about it since.

I told Mike the story soon after.  To my surprise, a woman showed up on our doorstep yesterday with a bright and sunny arrangement of flowers and a big balloon tied to it that reads, "I Love You!"  It was from Mike.  AK was beside herself with joy... and then she asked me if Daddy was still going to bring home her BLUE balloon?

:)

8 comments:

jacob and laura lynne said...

This story literally made me tear up! What a sweet idea =) You are such a good mom to think of that story to console her. AK is lucky to have you both!

sara said...

Yep, crying here, too. Seriously--great parents! Great kid!

Sarah said...

Poor kiddo! But what a sweet remedy! I love the sunny arrangement of flowers.

debicarnes said...

How sweet! See you soon! :o)

Cindy said...

Crying here too!! I can't wait to see the photos of, at least one if not a bundle, of the blue balloon (s) when Mike gets home! Love and prayers continue!

Cindy said...

Crying here too!! I can't wait to see the photos of, at least one if not a bundle, of the blue balloon (s) when Mike gets home! Love and prayers continue!

The Moremans said...

casey that is so sweet...i am crying my eyes out. please let me know if you need anything. come visit, we will find lots to do with the kids. hang in there.

Carrie, Brian and William said...

My eyes are tearing up too!! Bless her little heart...so sweet of daddy to send her a new balloon!! She must be so proud of it!