Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Long Goodbye

Well, now begins the long goodbye. Yesterday I took Ted, Alex and Indy to the Boston airport for their final trip home to Ca. Now we are down to four...Me, Ari and the two dogs. The neighbors came over to say goodbye and the little kids had the daunting task of saying goodbye to their dear friends...again. They did really well. I enjoyed seeing Indy give the longest tightest hugs to her friends and really mean them. She has such a tender heart for such a precocious kid.

They arrived happy in Ca and of course were going out for Mexican food for dinner with my parents and Ted.

I am here by myself as Ari begins her long goodbye to her friends. She has spent most of this Summer with her friends and cherishing every moment. like trying to get every last drop out of a bottle of water. A couple of her friends were over for a bit yesterday (they happen to be boys) and we were talking about saying goodbye and having lasting friendships. One of them asked if he could come and visit some time. I told him of course " yes" but that I didn't know where we were going to end up. He said he didn't care, that he would follow her to the ends of the Earth just to see her. ( he is like a brother to her) I cried. I cried because I could see how sincere he was and that this is just as hard on the ones left behind as it is on us
I'm still drinking my bottle of water... it's getting low and I'm seeing that there isn't much left in there but I'm gonna get every last drop out of it.


Loopy for the Loupee's said...

I just want to tell you that you write awesomely!!! I love reading your blogs please don't stop now that you will be home with your family. I wish you could have moved closer to us but thats life I guess. Love you all!

dekr8 said...

I remember well 2 little 4th graders going through the same thing. I guess it's part of life, but it doesn't make it any easier with experience. Maybe this will be the last BIG move. We are glad to get you closer at least!

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