Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Notes from the road

Greetings from the set of Sara's wickedly awesome good bye friends and family road trip.

We left Maine Tuesday morning and drove to State College, Pennsylvania where Ethan and Ann live and where Archie now hangs his hat. What a great night for a mom to have almost all of her children breathing under the same roof.

After breakfast this morning, we hopped back on the road and made it to DC in time for lunch with Molly after her Biological Anthropology class. She's off at her Russian class now, but will join us at the hotel tonight for the last girls' night until December, 2010.

Tomorrow we drive up to Pennsylvania where Sara will meet her Peace Corps group and from where I will have a long drive home--hopefully with my ears and memory full of our conversation and laughter and with only occasional tears on my cheeks.


Judi~Gmj said...

And lots of love in your heart! May God bless and keep each of them while out of your sight. Hugs.

beckie said...

Beth, I know this is a bittersweet trip for you. And I am sure it will be LONG drive home. but know in your heart that she is going to be on a great adventure of love and courage. That you have given her the best start you can and now it is time for her to spread her wings. Hugs to you for letting her go and hugs to Sara for being so brave.

Ruth said...

"hopefully with my ears and memory full of our conversation and laughter and with only occasional tears on my cheeks."

I can relate to this statement! Letting go can be painful. Have a good trip.

Jayne said...

How lovely to have them all in one place, if only for a bit. I had a lump in my throat for you Beth. I know this will be a life changing time for her, but I know it will still be so difficult. Hugs to you.

Sharon said...

Not in any way to make light of this parting time, and its effects...but the upside is the ability to be open to or engage another person or area of your life near home. Wait and watch... I also agree with the benefits I see for Sara - what a wonderful opportunity.

The Texican said...

Tell all my little cuzins hi. Hope you have a wonderful visit and safe trip home. I am anxious to hear stories from Macedonia. Pappy

Mary said...

Beth, thank you for visiting me.

I'm slow at reading blogs lately but I'm so glad I came here. So bittersweet. You put a knot in my throat!

I visited Sara - a very blessed and gifted young woman who is living and thriving in a city so complex. You should be so proud!!!!


Gretchen said...

There's something about Happy Valley that just draws a person in. :) If God isn't a Penn State fan, then why is the sky blue and white?