Still making me smile

As I write this post Ellie is away with her Dad for a couple of weeks holiday. As always, I’m missing her like crazy, but despite the fact that she’s not here, she’s still managing to make me smile.

Skype surprise
Just a couple of days into her holiday, I got a text from her Dad to say that Ellie wanted to skype with me. I fired up the laptop and eagerly awaited her call. The first couple of days without her are always so hard, so I was really pleased to get to say hi. The screen showed she was on and then suddenly I could see her laying in the bath completed nude with the biggest, cheekiest, smile you can imagine on her face.

As I exclaimed ‘you’re in the bath!’ she promptly burst into a laughing fit and rolled around in the water for what felt like ages. Her pleasure and joy at surprising me was simply infectious and even hours later after the call, I was still smiling.

Sharing her news
A couple of days later Ellie was lucky enough to go on the London eye. We’d known beforehand that she might be doing that, so we had talked a little about it before she’d gone away. Clearly our conversation wasn’t forgotten, as in the middle of my working day I suddenly got a missed call from her Dad. I quickly text to say I was at work, but was everything OK. He said she was on the London eye and wanted to talk to me! That made me smile.

Later, when I did get to talk to Ellie, she excitedly told me she’d been on the eye and that she could see ‘lots of things’. I asked if it went slow like we’d said and she burst out enthusiastically that it had gone much faster than she’d thought, but she still really liked it. Her desire to share how it was and what she’d been doing with me made me smile yet again.

My cheeky girl
Finally, I was sent the following picture and all I can say is that her cheeky face just did make me smile!

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So there it is – even when she’s away and I’m missing her she still has this knack of making me smile. I don’t know if she realises that she’s making me smile so much but either way, there’s just a few more days to go and I simply can’t wait to give her a big hug and watch our faces both light up with huge smiles once again.

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14 thoughts on “Still making me smile

  1. Emily Beale

    I’m so impressed with your positive outlook on having your little girl away from you. I’m so glad she’s been able to share her smile with you, though she’s not with you. What a lovely inspiring post, thank you.

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  2. Spicers1976

    I know I miss 6yo so much when she goes away for more than one night. It’s lovely that you’re getting lovely updates from your daughter.

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    1. Sharon Smyth Post author

      I do love the updates and they really have made all the difference. It’s so lovely to get reassurance that I’m not the only mum in the world who has this – sometimes, it feels like I am!
      Thanks for reading. x

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  3. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    I love that she gets to talk to you and share her experiences with you as well. Sounds like she is having fun. Like you, I always feel better when Grace is home ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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    1. Sharon Smyth Post author

      Thanks Vicky – my pleasure to link to PoCoLo and I’m glad you liked the post. She’s home now and it’s just lovely to have her back. x

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  4. Model mummy

    What a beautiful girl you have there! Really enjoyed your post – my baby is only a year old but I know there will come a time when she is off to stay with cousins or family! Technology is a wonderful form of contact these days

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