22 January 2007
I did one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, today. I got on a plane and left Florida. When my mama calls me and says it’s time to come back down there—my grandmother will be gone.
My mother will be fine. I know she doesn’t really need me. She’s just about the strongest woman I know–and certainly is the most confident, faithful Christian I know. And she has a strong husband. But, knowing she’ll be fine without me, and feeling totally okay about leaving —- two different things!
I wish I had thought to take this photo before the plane took off. I could have had a nice shot with no camera movement. But, since the plane was in flight when I thought about it. what I’ve got is a vibrating camera and a vibrating airplane. But, I like the perspective and the patterns . . .
Home to an empty house, except for the cat. That was weird. And awful. Kyle left me a wonderful note on the dining table, though–I love you, too, honey! I did a little cleaning, started some laundry, downloaded a week’s worth of emails and then went out to pick up the dogs. So now, the only thing missing is my husband!
The rest of the week will be spent trying to get a jump on my spring orders, and prepare myself to be away another few days when that call comes from Mama. <sigh>