April was all about snatching family moments when we could and this was something that definitely continued into May with hubby having been working away on events throughout most of the month. Whilst we are used to this being a normal part of our family life, we are always a little less settled when hubby is away. The girls miss Daddy being around and are a little more clingy than usual – wanting extra cuddles (which is quite nice in a way) and there are the constant questions about “how many more sleeps until Daddy comes home?”
They love going to the airport to meet Daddy when he has been away. Hearing those squeals of delight when hubby appears and the pure happiness on his face as his two little girls rush over to give him the biggest cuddles never fails to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Somehow all the stress and the challenges of the time without him melt away in the joy of feeling like we are complete again.
This month has been an especially challenging one with hubby’s trip away coinciding with a very busy and stressful time for me with regards to work and my HR course. I have lost patience more times than I would care to admit, and have had many, many moments of feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. But thankfully, the happy moments have outnumbered the stressful ones and somehow everything has got done that needed to be done.
We made sure that we made the most of what little family time we were able to have this month – the highlight of which was a magical day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum for their Enchanted Museum event which was where this month’s photos were taken.
Next month will see a return to hospital for my big girl as we have a cardiac catheter procedure planned which will provide more information about her heart function and help the team plan when her next big heart operation is likely to be. As the date for this draws closer, I find myself getting a little more anxious and these family moments become even more precious. Thankfully next month is a much quieter one for hubby and we should hopefully be able to enjoy a little more family time as a result.