Stick with me here. I’m having a bit of a rough time here with loads of different emotions as I rapidly approach my parent’s departure date.
They leave this Saturday evening, which is less than 3 days away. They’ll be moving to Cambodia for a minimum of 3 years but have mentioned that they might stay there until my father retires, which would be 10 years.
This week is hard because I’m getting regular deliveries from them. Yesterday Mom sent many of her perishable groceries. Getting my mother’s cake decorating supplies, her bread machine (which she uses all the time), flour, lard, etc… it seems silly but has left me with the very real awareness that they aren’t going to be 25 minutes away any more.
Just trying to hold in the ‘raw-ness’ I’m feeling. I’m very happy for them that they can go, am actually jealous that I can’t! I am every so grateful that this is happening now when we have so many communication methods open to us.
But seriously, when you come down to it, their my parents and they are going to be exactly on the other side of this not-so big & very huge globe!