Wednesday, June 18, 2008

LATERS...

Gabe left early on Father's Day.  Steve and I saw him off.  The Airport gave us a pass to wait with him at the gate.  I wish Kimmie had come with us but I guess she has a hard time with good-byes.  This one was harder than the others.  I'm still not sure why.  I just know it squeezed my heart so hard that my eyes just seemed to explode and leak all over the place.  Going back to work was a good idea to keep my mind occupied, but nothing was accomplished and my manager sent me home early.

Gabe is gone, Becca returned to the apartment with Kimmie and the Grand-Oompas.  Art is still in Oregon.  This big old house seems so empty and quiet.  It's even still somewhat picked up.  That is a sure sign that something just isn't right.  I've gotten a hint of an empty nest and have decided that I don't like it.  My nest needs to be full of Oompas, of FAMILY! 

Gabe should return to the states on the winds of December.  6 months away.  Judging by how quickly these past few weeks flew by he should be home in no time.

Not good-bye, just 'Laters', as Gabe always says.

I need 'later' to hurry up and get here.

11 comments:

garnett109 said...

The way time flies he'll be home in no time

deshelestraci said...

That picture is so precious.  You need to find a way to submit that to some publication.  Really.  Ilove it and I'm sure others would too if they knew the whole story.  I'm praying for ALL of you.
Traci

candlejmr said...

Sending lots of ((hugs)) to you to hold you through until "later."

And that picture is completely precious.....

((hugs))
Jeanne

mumma4evr said...

praying the days fly quickly til Gabe gets home...and that the toe heals just as quickly!
Becky

princesssaurora said...

Praying for later to go quickly...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

justplainbill said...

Jodi, will pray the time goes fast for you, Gabe and his family. that picture is so touching. A big hug for you, Bill

chat2missie said...

I'm hoping the next six months go by very fast for you.
Missie

swmpgrly said...

beautiful pic

glensfork4 said...

Laters to you Gabe....Godspeed.



Beautiful picture Jody.....

Michele

sdoscher458 said...

the time should speed by so he can return swiftly to his little family, I love the photo of Gabe and the baby. My youngest Joey is now living & working in Vancouver, actually working in Portland...he moved two weeks ago. Seems to be adapting quite well. I can't blame the kids for wanting to see the world, I did when I up and went to Japan...never thought how my mom would miss me. Now I know better......love Sandi

wumzels2 said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

LOVE YA,

REGINA