Friday is pick up Jo day, so that is always exciting. This Friday, when I showed up to pick her up,she was in the potty. She heard my voice and came running out and as I knelt down to give her a hug, she just about tackled me into the floor. She then proceeded to climb up onto me and squeeze my neck for a solid minute. It was incredible, a heart warming minute that I will treasure forever, yet still a little bittersweet.
Now the rest of the time not so heart warming. She is only with us for weekends, Friday night to Sunday night, and she goes 100 mph the whole time, both ways. What is both ways? Well she is extremely happy and playing and into everything, dressing up,playing with Kassie, Jake and just being Jo, then all the sudden she is throwing a fit, screaming snotting and being extremely stubborn. This was not typical and is a new behavior, nor do we like it. But we know it is not really her fault, she is going through a major transition in her life and she knows things are changing and it’s reflecting in her behavior.
We too are going through changes, but we know and understand what is happening, we may not deal with it the way we should, but we know. It has been, and continues to be a difficult season of our lives. However, we have so much activity going on every day that we don’t have a lot of time to stop and think about it. But there are moments, moments when we remember the gravity of the situation, moments when we again feel sorry for ourselves, moments when we lose faith, and moments when we are resolved to the impending move. These moments come with no notice. They can sneak up on you when you are driving, at work, in thought, in prayer, on the computer, anytime. I don’t know what triggers them, but I suspect it is that split second we have to think and remember, remember a moment, such as when your daughter grabs you around the neck and squeezes as hard as she can for a solid minute.