Whoever said “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” ain’t never lied.

Todd dropped Temmy off to my mom yesterday around 4. She was keeping Temmy so we could go out for NYE. Todd, Nace and I ate, got dressed, kicked it a little then headed downtown to meet up with some of Todd’s friends. We hung out for a little bit then came back to the crib, drank, chilled and passed out. All in all it was a fun NYE.

THEN I woke up.

Temmy has my biological alarm set to 7 a.m. I woke up and she wasn’t there. And that’s when it hit me. I missed my daughter. I tried to go back to sleep. I tried to keep my mind occupied. Tried to play games, Facebook. I even tried talking to Todd. Anything to keep me from getting in the car and going to get her. (I actually threatened to, but Todd told me it was too early….) I finally called my mom around 11. They were on their way to church so I would just have to wait. The countdown begins…..

My mom finally dropped Temmy off around 4ish. I hadn’t even finished loving on her good before I was invited out to catch the Bulls game with my BU bday buddy Mark (he was in town from STL). I met up with Chris and Mark downtown and it was good seeing them but I couldn’t stop staring at the cute little Santa Temmy on my phone. And speaking of my phone….why hadn’t her daddy text me yet??? What gives? Is she ok?? I cut my night short because there was a little girl somewhere tugging at my heart strings.

I came home and Temmy immediately woke up from her 5-hour nap and flashed me the biggest smile. I grabbed her, wrapped my arms around her, fed her and we settled in for the night.

Let’s face it….there just ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone and she’s always gone too long anytime she goes away.

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