Today we took Marshall to the airport for his 10 day trip to Spain. He is going with two other students, a parent, and his Spanish teacher. Such an exciting experience for him, but now I’m feeling blue, blue, blue….. This is a real milestone towards his independence and a giant step towards his leaving our little nest in two years. Now several hours after taking him to the airport I want to burst into tears. But you can see by this earlier photo below, Marshall on the left, his buddy Tanner on the right, that he is so excited and can’t wait for us to leave so he can embark on this trip of a lifetime!
And there they go heading to the security checkpoint, and as I type this right now he is somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean.
Then there is Everett who is now technically a freshman, and Nate who just lost his last baby tooth the other day. The summer days looming before us, and me feeling lost and stranded, unable to come up with things to fill our days with adventure and discovery. Because we’ve done so many of those things when they were younger and they don’t hold the same magic as they once did. But once I make it to the other side of the blueness we will figure it out. Mostly I plan to soak up this remnant of time, because that’s what it feels like – a scrap of fraying time, and get to know them all over again. That’s the gift of summer time I think!
But I have a few days to work these things out in my heart and my head, because Brian and I leave for our annual anniversary bike trip tomorrow. We have been trying to have a date for over 3 months now. So it’s probably time for us to reconnect. After all, at the rate things are transpiring, it soon will be just the two of us rattling around the house. It might be wise for us to get to know each other again. It would be kind of scary for us to look at each other in the not too distant future and to be thinking who the hell are you?
Will be catching up with all of you next week! Hope you have a good one!