Monday, April 02, 2012

B is for Bee and Button

I don't know if I'm breaking any sort of rule by picking two words for letter B, but on this day I just have to.  B is for Bee and Button.



For the past two years Dennis' sister, Bee, has been living here in the Philippines with us, homeschooling our children while we studied Tagalog.  She has become a huge part of our lives.  We just got back from taking her to the airport for her flight back to Canada.  Our house is going to feel awfully empty without Bee and Button is the one who is taking it the hardest.

It is interesting to watch our girls' reactions to her departure.  Squeaky confessed, "I'm sad, but I just don't feel like crying!  I don't know why, but I don't.  I'm sorry!"  Winnie has been mourning for about three weeks now and stood numb while her Aunt Bee gave her her last hugs and kisses.  Button shed a lot of tears.

After we got back home they all went into Aunt Bee's old room.  Winnie hopped up on her bed and crowed, "Look!!!  I'm in Aunt Bee's room!!!" with a huge smile on her face.  Squeaky opened all her cupboards to make sure she hadn't forgotten anything.  Button burst into tears at the sight of the empty room.  She immediately noticed that Aunt Bee had left behind a few stickers that were on the bed post.  "Mommy," her voice quavered, "this makes me really, really sad.  Someone gave those to Aunt Bee and she left them here!"

10 comments:

American in Norway said...

Oh, poor litle thing.. I sympathize with you all... and of course you can use as many Bs as you would like... (at least I hope so... LOL)

Join Us For Breakfast said...

Sounds like Button might be like her Aunt Bee. Unless Bee's changed a lot in the last 2 years I'm expecting to see lots of tears again on this end :) Happy tears I hope :)

Dennis and Valerie said...

Hi American in Norway, thanks so much for stopping by! :)

@Patti, yes, lots of tears from Aunt Bee yesterday. Hopefully they will be happy ones soon. She comes equipped with lots of hugs for everyone over there and of course lots of messages of "We love you, we miss you, here's a hug," etc. :)

Emily said...

omg that is so sweet, that actually brought a tear to my eyes. i'm such a sappy one hehe. That was touching. I hope the girls will be okay, and hope Bee visits again, I'm sure the girls will love that. Thank you for sharing such tender moments :)

Dennis and Valerie said...

Hi Emily, thanks for checking out my blog! That is pretty sweet that it brought a tear to your eye. I'm sure there will be lots of tears at our place today! :)

Sabrina said...

*hugs* Can't wait to be sharing happy tears when you all come back for a visit :)

doreeweller said...

Interesting post! I can't wait to see what else you have to say... it will be interesting seeing the Philippines through your eyes. The furthest out of the US I've been is Germany, and since I was 13 at the time, it didn't make much of an impression other than having a lot of cool castles.

Susan ~ Today's Working Woman said...

It's always so hard when a love one who has been a part of your life for a long while decides it is time to go home or move on. I remember when I moved away from home. It was really difficult for both my parents and myself. Bee will be back in your lives before you know it, you just have to make it happen. I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge. Visit my site Today's Working Woman (todaysworkingwoman25.blogspot.com) to see my musings. Great post!

Arlee Bird said...

over here from Ron's blog. Good to meet you. Have a great time with the A to Z Challenge.


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Dennis and Valerie said...

Aw, thanks Sabrina. I'll make sure I have some tissues. :)

doreeweller, Susan and Arlee Bird, thanks so much for checking out my blog! This is a fun and inspiring challenge to get me back into blogging again.