It has been a little quiet over here the last couple of days. On Thursday my mom came and helped me pack all day long…we were super productive and got all the big rooms finished. I don’t know what I would have done without all the help from our moms…such a blessing.
Wednesday and Friday were days full of goodbyes as I tutored Bomi for the last time, taught my last PiYo class and had my last tutoring appointment with Hye kyoung.
It’s never easy saying goodbye. Friday morning there were many tears and promises that it’s only goodbye for now. But in the end I just had to walk away as Hye kyoung cried, closing her office door behind me for the last time. I came home and had a cry fest/ pity party for myself for about thirty minutes, and then the tears ran dry. And then I just laid, staring up at the ceiling, promising myself that this move is going to last. This time we aren’t going to have to say goodbye after such a short time. It seems like just yesterday that we were saying goodbye to our Thai friend, P’Dew, as we stood crying and waving in the middle of our street in Chiang Mai. It’s amazing how time flies.
Next up on the list: goodbye house and goodbye baby Olive.
The house I can handle. Yes I will miss it. And I will cry and reminisce about the first day we walked in and all the good memories here. But in the end I will remember that it is just a house. And we will make our home wherever we go.
On the other hand, I honestly do not know how I will say goodbye to my little dog. The reality is that she will only be ten minutes away, but it just will not be the same. She won’t be there to kiss my face in the morning, welcome me when I come home from the day or lay on my lap as I work in the evening. After a day full of high emotions, it’s more than I can bear to think about right now, leaving her. There are moments where I really do not know if I can do it. Today as I laid on the bed, feeling so downtrodden about leaving Hye kyoung, I held my baby close and after awhile the distress of missing Hye kyoung and the sadness that has already set in from missing O began to melt together and I could no longer tell them apart. Thankfully we still have a couple of days left as we will move all of our stuff out of the house tomorrow, but the husband and I will sleep here on an air mattress Saturday and Sunday night with Olive in tow. And then Monday morning we will close, and off we’ll go – him to work and me to our new town to leave Olive at my grandma’s.
Unfortunately I don’t have any food to show you this morning. Since Thursday afternoon we’ve been eating leftovers, Amy’s frozen dinners and meals out. With all the craziness I honestly haven’t missed cooking, but it will be really nice to get back into the swing of things come Monday.
Thank you all so much for sticking around during this crazy time of transition. Things will soon be closer to normal around here, and every post won’t be a sappy, sad story. I appreciate all your comments, encouragement and advice – you give life to my blog, and I’m so thankful!
I hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend! On a more exciting and positive note, tomorrow is the husband’s 28th birthday, and even thought we’ll be loading boxes all day, I’m going to make it as special as I can. I’ll be back with more about that tomorrow.
What is a situation you can remember where you had to say goodbye to someone important to you?