peetso wrote:I just went back & relived this whole epic thread.
Today we left. Goodbyes were said and gratitude given before we set out on our long journey home.
I was quiet for quite awhile. We both were.
I forget sometimes that this is her home. Her mother, father, brother, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends are all here. And as much as I will miss waking up to a river full of wild trout. She will miss so much more. Her parents getting old. Her nephews and nieces growing up.
The hours ticked away in silence. Melancholy thick in the air.
She finally spoke first "I just wish we never had to leave."
"I know, I know." I sighed "Me neither."
It is spectacular, & I was really enjoying it.
Then, I lost my shit when I read the part that I quoted; tears streaming down my face kinda shit-losing.
My heart goes out to y'all right now, my friend,
Hang in there!
The list continues to grow..."