family, Fun with friends, mid-life


Tonight we put the kids on a plane that will take them around the world. It is funny to me that I think of them as too young and inexperienced to do something like this. At their age we were living a good distance from our families, we owned a home, and we had two kids. I will bet my mom and dad felt the same way about us. Time flies.

If you ever want packing tips for moving across continents with what you can fit in two carry on bags, I am your girl. There were even power tools involved. If you want help on how to live with the pain of knowing that seeing all of your children involves extended travel to different time zones, sorry. I am still working through that one.

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I thought you might not mind me sharing a few shots from our goodbye. It involved Mexican food, friends, and family.  I promise this is the last post about the kids leaving.

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The airport was hectic and the kids looked scared but they never cried.


It all went off without a hitch.

I only cried when they hugged us goodbye.


And after we saw them for the last time going up the escalator to their gate.

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Driving away from the airport, I got a present. It was the same present God gave Noah. God keeps his promises.

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GOD’S WORD® Translation
I will put my rainbow in the clouds to be a sign of my promise to the earth.
Genesis 9:13

May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
– Irish Blessing



4 thoughts on “Parting”

  1. OH MY GOD!!!!! YOU made me cry…our family is grown and gone as well ( 4 boys). I remember saying goodbye to the youngest going into Coast Guard many years age, or it seems so, and my heart just breaking. Now grown he has his own home clear across the country in CA. All the other 3 live at least and hour away…not to bad, but still makes visiting difficult as we have gotten older and schedules are so busy. My heart feels for you and your husband…..marriages survive these changes…AND ALWAYS LOOK UP FOR THAT RAINBOW!!!! THANKS for the RAINBOW pics. Karen 🙂

    1. I could not believe it was there as we drove away from the airport. My husband pulled over just as the plane came into view. God’s timing.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. And when I saw the the beautiful rainbow I cried. Yes God is in control Karen. All is well!!
    Love and hugs for you and Eddie.

  3. Sandy totally expressed my reaction…puddling here with you…but once again, God is always faithful…what a beautiful physical reminder He gave! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I’ll be praying for them (and you).

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