Friday, July 31, 2009

back to life, back to reality

My summer up in Forks, WA has come to an end.

Way too many memories to even attempt to re-cap right now, but I think the most important thing I'm leaving with right now is that we (me, Ty and A) have a better grip on things now -- though nowhere near a perfect or ideal situation, life doesn't seem to be as frazzled and confused as it was before. Aidan will understand where Daddy is now, and not think he's on every airplane we see fly overhead. And I'll know that he's surrounded by good people (though none that can take care of him [or fuss at him] like I can).

I'm not nearly as resentful of "this place" here on the far northern Washington coast. In fact, I've learned to appreciate its quirkiness, mixed in with its beauty and laughter. In fact, I'll think very fondly of it.

Don't get me wrong -- I can't wait for some breakfast tacos and time with my family and friends back home in the Lone Star state, but I'll miss this time dearly.


Beverly said...

Very bittersweet, no doubt. I know you'll all miss each other terribly. At least time's ticking!

Library Girl said...

This made me tear up. I am so glad you got to go, and wish desperately that you could split yourself in two and be in both places at once. Know that your support system awaits, my friend. Safe travel home with A. Love you much. :)