It was a wonderful sunshiny day. The temperature was still a little chilly, but the sun was calling us outside. After an.....interesting morning with my boys that included school, laughter, laundry, and how shall I put it.....anger management classes, we headed to the beach for some play time. We played tag, buried each other in the sand, and tried to build a castle with dry sand (they soon figured out that wasn't going to work so well). It was glorious.
One of my boys came up to me and asked if he could hug me, and I of course laughed out loud because everyone in this house knows I am always ready for a hug. So as we hugged he said how safe he felt when he hugged me. That made everything worth it today. Just that one simple statement.
With our visitors gone, I have started back into sorting for packing. It feels a bit strange to be doing this all without our tickets in hand, but that is okay. I think I will probably cry when we finally do have them! Brad is just putting the finishing touches on his paper and can hopefully hand it in the beginning of next week. We can already feel the relief of being done his classes! What an accomplishment. I am so totally proud of him! Then we can finally get the visa application under process, which will lead to ticket purchase.
I have many moments when I feel a bit overwhelmed at all that needs to be done, but it passes, and the excitement takes over again. We have had a few moments of stressing about our visa's going through, but that too passes.
Really these are just the hoops that have to be jumped through yet, and so it will be such an amazing feeling when we are finally going.
"I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again......."