And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Today is the day we leave CA and head back towards MN.

I am anxious to sleep in my own bed, cuddle with Mighty Cat, and play in my own dirt, and yet....

I don't wanna go.

I am going to miss Grandma J and Grandpa D so much.

Big Sprout told me the other day that she isn't sure she is ready to go home, either. She is going to miss the family she has gotten to know and love out here on the West Coast.


There is still so much to do. We have to clean out the truck, pack our things, stop at the store and fill our cooler (we try to save $$ by avoiding eating out while on the road) and fill the gas tank before we can leave.

It is 8am, and I am up. Everyone else in the house is sleeping, and I am up checking the maps one last time. I am fretting over forgetting something important. I am fussing over how long it will take us to make the drive.

I am trying to avoid thinking about how much I am going to miss it here.

I think, instead, I will focus on how nice it will be to drive on flat roads. I will focus on how much I have missed the familiar sounds and sights of MN. I will focus on how much I like having water everywhere. I will think about the nice, clean house I will be returning to, and seeing my folks again. I will keep busy.

And I will go home.


Finding Pam said...

Sara, have a safe journey home. Sorry the girls aren't ready to leave. Maybe they can scrap book their trip.

webb said...

There's nothing better than sleeping in your own bed - and with lots of great memories and good photos!

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

After a fantastic camping holiday in France, and as we were packing, our then small son looked at us both and said "I don't want to stay, but I don't want to go".

Sums it all up barefoot!

barefoot gardener said...

Pam - Scrapbooks already purchased and ready to go! Big Sprout is doing her own to show off to her friends all the fun places she went this summer.

Webb - Exactly right

Peter - That exactly sums up the feeling! I didn't wanna go, but I didn't wanna stay. I guess it's selfish to want to keep the best part of both worlds, but I'm okay with being a little selfish!