Last week Hannah was invited to spend a night with her cousin Makenna at their trailer! This was a big step for both of us as it would be the very first night we’ve ever been apart from one another since Nov 2, 2009!! I’ve known for a while that it was time for her to spend a night somewhere just in case something ever happened that I couldn’t be with her for a night but I just couldn’t bring myself to arrange it. When she was invited by her cousin and was super excited, I knew the night had come!
In the afternoon when we got back to the cottage she quickly disappeared upstairs. I went up to see what she was doing and had to giggle (and celebrate) that she was packing for a night of fun with her cousin! Mommy was starting to get used to the idea of her going but Hannah, she was already all in! From what she packed there were games and fun but no nightgown or toothbrush. Heh! I helped pack a second bag so that she had all that she needed.
We were there only minutes when Hannah was unpacking and settling in for the night. The girls enjoyed playing with their LeapPads during snack time. (On a side note, the LeapPad is one of the best toys I ever bought for Hannah! More than 3 years later she still plays in on a regular basis and each times she does not only is she having fun but she’s learning! If you have a 3-7yo I’d highly recommend a LeapPad!)
The girls settled into their beds and each Mommy did her bedtime routine with her girl. After we finished Hannah’s prayers and gave her a bunch of kisses, I told her I’d be back in in a few minutes to check on her and when I went back in 5 mins later, this is how I found my girl: Sleeping peacefully. Awe!
The girls were settled so now it was time for the fun to start for the adults. I’d never played ‘Life’ before but quickly became hooked. Board games are something I really enjoy and it was great to have my brother and SIL to play with!
I was happy that Hannah was enjoying this special time with her cousin but I was missing my girl for sure!
I fell asleep to be woken by my dad shortly after that to hear that Mom wasn’t feeling well and he was taking her to the hospital. My mom has had a rough spring and has been tested for numerous things but they just cannot pinpoint the problem. This night she had a pounding headache that she just couldn’t battle any longer. Dad went to get the van while I walked mom up the hill and then they headed off to the hospital.
I was able to sleep a little bit after praying for mom and dad but it was fitfully and I was woken at 3:05 when my phone rang. I quickly answered it (Dave said in less than 1 ring!) to hear Dave say, ‘Hi’ and hear my sweet girl gasping for breath in the background which is common after a ‘big cry.’ I reassured her I was coming, threw a hoodie on top of my nightgown for the second time in less than an hour, and headed up the hill to my car and then drove up to the trailer. When I arrived she was awake and happy – as were Kallen, Makenna, Dave and Trish! oops!
I updated Dave on what was happening with mom and we tried to figure out if he should head to the hospital. A quick text to dad reassured us that she was being cared for and that we wouldn’t be able to get in to them anyway. So….we prayed!
Hannah and I thanked them for her first (half) sleepover and made our way back to Grandma and Grandpa’s cottage. We were both wide awake by this time and it took quite a while for us to fall asleep. Hannah because she was thankful to be home and mommy because I was concerned about Mom and Dad.
Around 4:45 Dad texted to say that they hadn’t found anything wrong with mom, had given her meds for her headache and they were on their way home. A short while later I headed up the hill one more time to wait for them to arrive and help mom down the hill while dad parked the van. LOL – 5am and my third trip up the hill since midnight! The was one night I was sorry the cottage is located at the bottom of this beautiful hill! (The house at the top is located about half way up.)
So…once Mom and Dad were home safe and Hannah was sleeping peacefully, so did I. It was an unusual night but most of all I am thankful that Mom was feeling better. Please pray with me that they will figure this thing out so that we can go back to life as we know it!
We all slept in until shortly before 10 and then Hannah wanted to go to her group. As we were walking there she reassured me how much she’d enjoyed her half-sleepover and wondered if she could have another ‘half-sleepover’ soon! Ummm…let’s work on a full sleepover sweetie! I don’t think this Mamma can take too many of these crazy nights!