Sunday, May 8, 2011

Goodbye for Now

Just some fun kid pictures for you, from their last weeks of school

“All my bags are packed I'm ready to go....
I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again.”
(John Denver - Again, mad lyric skills)

Happy Mothers Day!  Mom, I will be home in three days.  Well, this is the last night we will be in our house.  Internet is being shut off tomorrow and we are delivering the mattresses and appliances we sold.  Bon voyage Sangeetha Cottage.  We will be staying at a hotel tomorrow night, so we can have a jump start on moving out of our house.  The kids have school Monday and Tuesday  and we will be tying up loose ends.  Then Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., we will jump into the vehicle and drive through the night to catch a plane in Bangalore on Wednesday morning.  We will fly for awhile, then get into Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.  

On Wednesday, I went to Bangalore to pick up Sarah.  Hip hip hooray!  It was a sixteen hour trip to pick her up (eight hours each way), but oh so worth it.  Sarah came to help us pack up, keep us moving in a forward motion, telling us when to go lay down, love on our kids, and let me talk about all that’s going on inside.  You are such a gem Sarah. 

Yesterday, the kids went to friends’ houses and Sarah and I packed 13 suitcases.  Actually I did not pack a single suitcase, I merely placed things in front of her. Jayson has had kind of a crazy week - a new staff and his wife moved to Ooty from England and Jayson has been fast and furious in orientation and running him through job responsibilities and helping them find a place to live.  He’s been so crazy finishing up that I am so glad Sarah is here, because I am sure that I would have been doing all the packing and kid stuff by myself, which would of left me curled up in a suitcase and sucking my thumb.  


We’ve had a good week of goodbyes.  It’s a bit of an ironic statement.  Goodbyes are always a bit dreadful.  I need to take really deep breaths, and just when I think I am going to keep it together, it’s like Niagara Falls on my face.  Oh well, what’s a girl to do.  I am all a bit mixed inside, you can tell by just reading my blog right now, I am kind of all over the map.  That’s okay.  I will write when we get back and am coherent enough to put a sentence or two together - not that I really can right now, but just wanted to say goodbye, for now. 

Freedom Firm leaving party


Peggy said...

Praying for you, Tarrah & Jayson! May His peace and strength sustain you in the coming days.

mel said...

t. you're "home" by now...can't wait to chat and see you all!! praying for you and jayson and the kids in this time. transitions are full of so many things...emotions, logistics, la la la. love you and am glad to hear you all have arrived safely to mn.