24 May 2013

Charles’ Great Adventure

The day after we returned from our trip to Arizona, the unthinkable happened. Charles went missing. Even though I assured Lincoln that Charles must have just gone on an adventure, he was heartbroken and it was terrible. We tried to imagine what Charles might be doing on his adventure. Maybe he was riding in a semi-truck! Maybe he’d gone back to Arizona! Thankfully, after a few days, Charles started checking in.

First, we got an email with this picture:

Charles Windsurfing

Lincoln had a lot of questions like: What is Charles doing? Why is he wearing sunglasses? Who is that other guy?

After a few more days we got some postcards from that adventurous elephant. He got to ride in a hot air balloon, and on a lion!

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Charles in a hot air balloonCharles riding a lion

He had a few more adventures before he made his way home. (He particularly enjoyed India).

Charles at the Taj MahalCharles Zip Lining

But in the end Charles belongs with Lincoln, so once he was rested and revitalized he showed up on our doorstep ready for all the love Lincoln can dole out. And that’s a lot.

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2 comments:

Emily Hales said...

I think this is brilliant. Bravo. It makes me smile that Lincoln still has and loves Charles. What a cool memory and great way to make it through the in-between days.

Lindsey Hicks said...

This is going to be a great story for years to come. You are such a great mom.