Linking up with the writing community at gypsy mama again for five minute Friday... that time when we write just to write... we write on one common theme for five minutes without worry of syntax, grammar, verb tense, spelling, punctuation, and the like. Care to join in?
Today's topic? ... goodbye.
A timely topic, to be sure. In approximately 16.5 hours, I drop them off, kiss them goodbye, and drive away. They will get on a bus and drive 3 hours the other way... to the airport... to fly to Guatemala.
I woke up this morning with my heart in a knot, again. This time I recognize the angst for what it is. Last year, when they left, I couldn't articulate how I felt deep inside. I didn't know the words for the thrill that my man and my girl were going to serve others and the deep loneliness without them.
Someday I will go and there will be no goodbye. I think sooner than later, we will all go... five of us getting on a bus in the middle of the night to spend 20 hours traveling. We will do this as a family.
Until then, though, tonight I will kiss my man and my girl goodbye and send them on... on to serve and I will remain and pray...
... and count the days until they return eight days later.