A Journey

1 Aug

Tomorrow morning, i’ll take my daughter and her partner and my granddaughter to the airport.  I’ll watch them walk through security, on their way out of the country.

Today, i’ll help them finish packing all their worldly goods into six or seven suitcases.  Or maybe i can hold the baby and watch them do the work.

Tonight, the house will be full of their friends.  Children under foot, people laughing, sharing food, and telling stories.  There will be tears mixed with the laughter.

Tomorrow night, the house will be quiet, and my heart heavy.  i will remind myself that this is a great adventure for them.  Remind myself that this is her journey in life, and i don’t get to pick her path for her.

Her choices touch me of course, and call me to be a mother, grandmother, woman, and person in new ways.

“In the hero stories, the call to go on a journey takes the form of a loss, an error, a wound, an unexplainable longing, or a sense of a mission. When any of these happens to us, we are being summoned to make a transition. It will always mean leaving something behind,…The paradox here is that loss is a path to gain.” 
― David RichoHow to Be an Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration

Tomorrow night, i will be grateful for Sir.

i will have been grateful for Him all along.  His strength and support.  His assistance when needed, without fuss or frowns.  So grateful for that all along.  But tomorrow night ~

i think He has plans for me.

16 Responses to “A Journey”

  1. abby August 1, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Some good byes are harder than others, this is a toughie! HUGS….but I am so happy you have your Sir. Enjoy tonight!
    hugs abby

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      Thank you, Abby. i appreciate the hugs!

      aisha

  2. faithful August 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Wishing your daughter and her family a safe trip and a wonderful adventure as they start this new and exciting chapter. Enjoy Sir- I know you will!

    ~faithful

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      Thank you, Faithful, i really appreciate the support.

      aisha

  3. vanillamom August 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    hugs…my heart has sad for your sorrow. If I could lighten your burden…but no. It is yours, your right, your path…on the way to new discoveries for you as well as your daughter and her family.

    The wheel turns, but sometimes? It weighs heavy on us.

    I’m so very glad you Sir will be there to…love, to hold, to remind you that even with this leavetaking, another path awaits you…with Him.

    nilla

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Thank you, ‘Nilla. i’m glad you’re part of my life too, knowing you helps too!

      aisha

  4. monkey August 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    “If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain.” ― Santosh Kalwar

    Sending warm thoughts to add to the blanket we all hope we are wrapping you in, and well wishes to your daughter and her family on their adventure.

    “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
    ― Pema Chödrön

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Dear LM,

      LOVE the quotes!! Both of them. Thank you.

      And the warm thoughts too.

      aisha

  5. Conina August 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    This made me cry. In not so long, we’ll be doing this same thing in reverse, and so.. my thoughts are with you from the other side.

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Hey, Conina,

      It is hard on both sides, i know. Thank you for the good thoughts…

      aisha

  6. Wordwytch August 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Hugs!
    BTDT, didn’t like it one bit, but I lived. And it is a good thing that you will have your Sir to hold you.

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi, Wordwytch,

      Yes, i’m grateful that Sir and i have found each other, especially now. Thanks for the support…

      aisha

  7. striving for peace August 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    hugs sis

    don’t forget we’re here for you too

    sfp

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Hi, Sfp,

      Thanks for the hugs… i appreciate your presence…

      aisha

  8. yesthankyousir August 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Holding you in peace these next few days.

    • aisha August 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Thank you, Andi. That means a lot to me.

      hugs,

      aisha

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