There is nothing I love more than when my family comes to visit, being away from them has been the hardest part about moving to Florida, but we try to see each other at least every 2-3 months.
My sister, Kinsey, had not seen Hudson since our trip to Minnesota 3 months ago, he was only 2 months old and still kind of a squishy, lovable, but very little baby. I was so excited for her to see him now that he had really come in to his own and was starting to take on his this overwhelmingly adorable personality.
I never imagined that her 4 day trip would turn in to one of the best weekends I have had in a very very long time. We had so much fun together, and I loved getting to share my fun mom journeys with her, after all, she is my best friend.
I also never imagined the bond that would be formed between Hudson and Kinsey in such the short period of time they were together.
Hudson is a charmer, and he loves people, but the love he had for her was so different than anything I had seen him display before. His face LIT up when she entered the room, and he smiled at her every move. She made him belly laugh deeply, and he fell asleep safely and comfortably in her arms in seconds. It was like he had known her his whole 5 months in existence, he just straight up adored her.
As they days of her trip flew by I became more and more anxious about saying goodbye, I didn't want her to go, for so many reasons, but the main reason being I seen how much Hudson loved having her here, and I didn't want to have to take her away from him. We are so lucky to have P's family in close quarters to us here in Florida, but having my family so far away has been hard, especially now that I am a mom. I want my family to be able to bond with him in every stage as he grows, but it's just not physically possible. However, we Skype, we face-time, we talk, we text...daily, and that will only continue on more and more as he grows. The bond that I had so badly hoped for happened before my very eyes this weekend, and it was so so beautiful.
I am so sad my sister had to leave yesterday, but I am so thankful for the time with her. I am also so thankful for long distance love. Though it's tough, it really makes us realize how lucky we are to have family, and even if they are far away how much of an impact they leave on our hearts every second of everyday. I know Hudson dreamed sweet dreams of his Auntie last night, and I cannot wait for him to see her again.