Our shipment arrived from Abu Dhabi to St. Charles. There are 32 boxes. Within these boxes is my mom’s wedding dress, our wedding china and crystal, Mark’s Johns Hopkins chair, our two souvenirs from Abu Dhabi (a clock w/ Arabic numerals and a kissing camel mirror), kitchen goodies, and our photos of our high school years and all twenty years of raising our kids.
Opening just one box brought joy, tears, gratitude, finality and friendship.
I traveled 4,110 miles from St Charles, MO to Costa Mesa, CA then to Honolulu, HI. That’s my new favorite number. Why? Because that’s the number of miles it took to see my daughters; to hug them, to kiss them, to enjoy them, to spend quality time with them, to see where and how they live as independent adults. I am so proud of each of them.
Back in my new home with my loving, generous and FUN husband, brings me more joy, peace and gratitude than I can ever express.
Today’s the day I go see my girlz…. Oh what FUN: a two-part trip, four planes, two states, across one ocean, four sweet arms to hug. I’m most grateful to Mark for making this happen. I’m grateful to my girlz for welcoming me.