4 days? You take photos as your pass each town going pass the back window.
Well, that is each of my kids hundreds of miles away, with Alan moving to Denver at the weekend. I must admit I am kinda of bummed at the moment, for purely selfish reasons. As we were leaving Denver I had to cry as I realised I am unlikely to be close (physically) to my kids as they go forward in life. True, Emily is coming back in July so its not completely gloomy but its a stepping stone in her life. She doesn’t know where she wants to end up but it’s unlikely to be Austin and hopefully like her siblings, she will find a partner to share her life with.
I find it very ironic that both Alan and Elisabeth have found partners who are very family orientated and their children will be surrounded with the love of aunts, uncles and cousins. They never really grew up with that luxury, as apart from Scotland where Gordon’s parents lived, our family has never been closed. Thankfully through the wonder of the internet, they do know their cousins, aunts and uncles but its not really the same as having the drama of having family nearby.
At least with modern technology and modern transport, we will always be ‘close’. I couldn’t imagine what it would have been like when parents waved their children off to explore the seas and other continents, never to be seen again. That must have been unbearable 😦 So I had a cry but then I thought of the positives, all the trips to New Mexico and Colorado we can look forward to and then where ever Emily lands 🙂 I am so lucky and so are my Kids.