The March Slice of Life Challenge-hosted by Ruth and Stacey, at Two Writing Teachers - 16 of 31
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My son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Carter (nearly twelve) drove in from Texas a week ago last night for Carter’s spring break, and they drove out to return home in the dawn this morning. How to say goodbye?
I make sure there’s a big pot of coffee so they can fill their cups. I heat up the cinnamon rolls for a quick, early breakfast.
I ask my grandson about baseball and when his first game will be, about school events in the spring, and to have fun at the Jamboree.
I tell my daughter-in-law best wishes for the coming very busy tax season. (She is a finance person and works with people on their taxes).
I tell my son to have fun at the Jamboree this summer. (He is the head of the Boy Scout council where they live, and will be one of the leaders there.)
I pet and pet their dog, a big Bernese Mountain dog whose absence will make the house seem pretty empty!
I give more than one hug, and then they are gone. I get busy, put in a load of laundry, open the computer to write. I start my day.
I will travel with them all day until they call that they made it home.
Words and actions don’t come so easily when saying goodbye.