That will not be my last post ever.
I took a chance last night. I kept praying I could see my wife and daughter. I thought I heard a snowplow around 515pm. I was talking to Heather and walked to the front lobby. The Best Western FINALLY had a snow removal service out there!!! I told Heather I was leaving and I would see her tonight. I RAN to my room and grabbed my stuff and walked at a steady pace to the lobby. I looked at my vehicle and put my stuff in it. I said a prayer and started the suv.
The drive… It was horrible to be nice. The drive took 2 hours and 50 minutes from start to finish. I stopped once at Casey’s in Galva for a foot rest and once in Kewanee at Beck’s south for some refreshments. I got home and was happy and I shed a tear. I was home and NOTHING would stop me from seeing my wife and daughter. I tried to open the garage door and realized it was frozen shut. I was pissed!!! 25 feet away from my girls and the damn door was holding me back. I said “f” it and went outside and walked around to see Heather and Ava.
When I opened our side door and saw Avalyn smile at me for 15 seconds, I knew it was worth the 2 hours and 50 minutes to see her smile. I then grabbed Heather and did not let go. It felt like 5 minutes passed. They were eating at 820pm and my hunger was gone. I was hungry to see them. The next 30 minutes I did not want to be without the girls.
Was it worth the almost 3 hours to get home? DAMN RIGHT IT WAS!!! I do not regret anything. Avalyn’s smile was worth the trip alone. I have not seen her smile like that in a long time. In 50 hours, I will be with Heather and Avalyn until Tuesday morning. I plan on being with the girls 95% of the time. I will do any thing to stop being the way I was towards the girls. Ava sat next to me and we watched tv together. It was very nice of Ava to do that. Heather, Ava, and I watched TV together and fell asleep in the living room.
Yesterday was February 2nd, 2011. It was supposed to be a day I hated. 2211 became a day I loved and I WILL NEVER FORGET!!! It is funny I only ask for help when I am in need and not just to say hi to him. One day I hope to relearn my beliefs and I hope to teach my family what I learned.
Again, Yesterday was February 2nd, 2011 and it changed my entire life.