We went to visit my in-laws. Lotus is their first and only grandchild. They couldn't get rid of us fast enough so they could spend time with Lotus without us interfering parents to get in the way of their spoiling. D and I hadn't been out alone together for some time.
We went out and had a nice dinner. We got back and Lotus wasn't asleep--we didn't think she would be. She came and hugged me and hugged me.
"You came back!" she said over and over. "Mommy comes back!"
It nearly broke my heart that she thought for even a moment that I wouldn't come back.
I tried not to be angry at the woman who didn't come back. I held her as she hugged me and told me she loved me. My heart warmed and broke at the same time. I hugged her back and kissed her over and over,
I'm now vowing to start taking very good care of my health--because I want very much to be sure that I come back.