Friday, December 4, 2009

Preschool friends

The other day, Harlie had her last day at preschool until January. Her surgery is on Wednesday, December 9th. She will look too rough and scary for her preschool friends for at least two weeks. And by that time, it will be Christmas break. So, she will stay out of school until after the holidays. Her teacher and head of school told the students this week that she would be gone for the month. After asking lots of questions, they worked on this poster for Harlie. If you click on the picture it should get bigger.

How sweet is that? I have to admit that seeing it brought tears to my eyes. It is a totally different experience to have her "friends" affected by her surgery and recovery time. I'm not used to that. And I feel bad that they know before Murphy does. We will tell him on Monday. I just didn't want him to worry about it any more than necessary. But I am the worst liar and when Murphy asked me what the poster was for, I definitely paused for a while trying to come up with something. Oh, I am so bad at that! I ended up telling him that Harlie had her last day at preschool for a while and they just wanted her to know they were going to miss her. Which was the truth, of course. Luckily he didn't ask me why she wasn't going to go to school. Whew!

Well, just a short one tonight. More later!


Sue Mitchell said...

How sweet of her preschool friends to do that! And I think it's great that you have a hard time lying to your son - it's just a small part of the big picture of what a great mom you are!

We wish Harlie (and you) the best of luck next week. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Holtons-we just wanted to check in on you all and we will be thinking about you with Harlie's upcoming surgery- Mike and Marcy

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! Kristen's Preschool Class did something similar when she had her first heart surgery and I framed it and it hangs in her room today , 11 years later! Best of luck with the surgery tomorrow. We'll be thinking of you and your family. I know it's difficult, as Kristen just had her 6th surgery 2 weeks ago. Nothing compared to Harley! She's a trooper! Hang in there.

Angela & Kristen