Last night Ash was invited to attend a birthday/Halloween party with a soccer friend. She and another soccer buddy decided to dress alike. Jon took them on Wednesday to Party City to find a costume. They decided to go as Mitt Romney and Barak Obama. HILARIOUS!!!!
So the party lasted until 11:00. What? 11:00. That's late, like really late for this 'ole gal. Honestly I was nervous about dropping Ash off. I don't know the parents. I don't know the kids. Yeah, I'm that hovering helicopter mom. She wanted to go and I certainly trust her. So I gave her my phone and off she went.
I was really excited to go and pick her up and see how everything went. I walked into their home and went out back. It was like a party you would see out of a movie with a bunch of teenagers. Music, dancing, lights, groups of kids huddled together. And there I saw my precious girl, seated on a swing next to a soccer buddy laughing and having a good time.
Grateful and proud Mama. Ash has a good head on her shoulders. She's confident and secure, and I'm grateful. . . . 'cause that means she less likely to compromise. She and her "twin" loaded up in the van and we took her "twin" home. Ash was talking so much, laughing, telling me all about her night. I loved every single second of it.
Ash and I dropped Zion off. She and I chatted the whole way home. It's 11:40 at this point. Way past my bedtime. Alec calls, "Mom, I didn't eat at work. Will you stop and pick me up a burger?" Ash and I headed to the Wendy's drive through. I loaded us up with burgers and a Frosty for she and I. That was some good stuff right there. It was so fun being up so late and out so late and even eating so late. I thought to myself, "This must be how the other half lives." I also thought, "I'm so thankful I get to sleep until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow."
We get home. It's approaching midnight. I'm about to turn into a pumpkin or that Frosty I just gulped down. We were all up, talking, chatting and hearing about Ash's night. Alec shared his Chick-fil-A adventures for the night. We turned on the TV. Hanna cuddled up next to me. Alec was on the other side of me. We watched a little Jimmy Fallon and laughed hard. I thanked Jesus for my family. . . for these moments, turned over on my left side and drifted to sleep.