It’s all over. It’s complete. C’est finis.
I had to keep busy or else I would have cried for most of the afternoon. So I didn’t sit still. I focused on the stuff I had to do and on the long drive ahead and being able to see J is just 2 more weeks.
I had a few moments where I had to turn my back and my throat was blocked by a frog while my eyes welled up.
I did better than I thought I was going to do though for sure. I didn’t make a scene and I held it together until I was alone in my car reading all the cards I got. I must have looked like a raving lunatic.
But what can you do when one of the kids gives you a hug and says “I am going to really miss you” and you know they mean it. You can see it in their eyes. The little pink, watery eyes that are looking back at me. I would have thought it couldn’t have gotten any worse but then she looks at me and says “but I love you more than anything. More than anything”. She kept repeating that she is going to miss me and she loves me more than anything. Now that was rough. *sigh* Then one little guy who normally doesn’t cuddle very often sat and cuddled for over 30 minutes and gave me numerous hugs at the end of the day. Wow.
God, I’m going to miss those kids.
Then I got in the car and drove to Moncton. I went out for a slushie drink with Peter at BP. Then got up the next am (later than I had hoped) and went for coffee with Kev. Gotta love Tims. I’m really going to miss those guys as well.
I got off to Cape Breton later than I hoped but still managed to get there at an ok time. It was such a relaxing time being able to hang out with a friend (and her son) that I hadn’t seen in a while. I got a lot of talking in and somehow managed to stay up until 3am. A record for me as of late. Such a great time. Definitely need to do that again sometime in my future.