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