You guys know I’m divorced and that I split the custody of my three little cherubs with my ex. Because of weird Christmas schedules and such, the kids didn’t really get to spend very much time with me in December. One of my girls is doing a daily teary countdown, “Mom, we are only (sob) with you (sob) for three more days!” It breaks my heart. She is the same one that says things like, “Mom, it makes me so sad when I am gone, because I can’t remember what your face looks like!!” Because they are traveling for the holidays and gone for two weeks, I made them all little sleeping pillows. I used this UrbanThreads.com embroidery and put a picture on the back. They are only about 8” square.
I used that fabric that is mounted to paper (like this – mine was a different brand but same thing). You send it through the printer, peel of the paper backing and use it for regular fabric. The photo quality isn’t the best but the kids love them and my little girl had tears in her eyes when she thanked me. It’s so hard to be strong for your kids all the time. When my littlest on cries over missing me, I want to cry right back. It’s so hard sometimes.