Thursday, July 15, 2010

We shared a moment at the airport

I got to the airport only a half hour early yesterday. I had the 2 little sisters and the best friend in tow.
We were denied access to go right to her arriving gate.
how rude.
So we waited it out along a wall right where she would exit.
The anticipation of seeing my daughter kept getting to me, as in tears, and I finally had to go in the restroom and blow my nose.

As I came back out I noticed another Mom standing by my spot.
She was crying too.

I asked her if she was waiting for someone.
"Yes," she said "My Son." and she cried even more.
I told her I was waiting for my daughter.
Which made me cry. even more.

I asked where he'd been.
She said he and his wife have been in China for the last year.

"I haven't seen them in a year!  How long has your daughter been gone?"

"well only 15 days  which seemed really long until talking to you..."

We both laughed.

But then she handed me one of her tissues.
And said "When your a Mom, 15 days is a long time too."

Moms. Sharing tissues. It's what we do.


Mrs. Claus said...

This post really made me think how thankful I should be today. Thanks so much sweetie!!

Irritable Mother said...!

How sweet that you could be there to share that moment with each other.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great post...Its a very rainy day here so blog hopping is the perfect activity. Hope you will visit me...I have a great giveaway that I am drawing for Sunday.

Kellie said...

Love moments like those!

Mommassoapbox said...

I've been there and 15 days feels like 15 years when it is one of your Rugrats. Exciting times for you! Sorry they wouldn't let you go to the gate.

PS.... The tears are the love of a GREAT MOM