Monday, August 17, 2009

with a lump in my throat

with a lump in my throat
and a song in my heart I bid my great big kid adieu last night. He left for Melbourne, Australia with his father...back to visit the place where he was born. A place he has not been since he was three months old and in my arms. Sending him off on this journey without being by his side has been odd for me. I cried a salty combination of tears of ache and tears of joy as he walked out the door. So happy for him to go, so odd to not be there to see his face.

My salve? I am spontaneously getting in my car this morning, full tank of gas and heading out on a journey of my own. Perhaps I'll stop in, leave you some crumbs as to where I've gone. Or perhaps I will see you all in a week. Either way, I'll be the girl with the sunroof open and all the windows down singing at the top of my lungs. I hear that's the perfect cure for throat lumps :)

12 Comments:

OpenID childplay said...

well, this gave me my own lump in my throat!

I wonder if you can swing by and pick me up on your way out? I love the open road, top down, wind in my hair, music on loud, girly trip! :) I hope you do leave some crumbs along the way!

6:45 AM  
Blogger vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

ahh, save travels and many fantastic adventures to both you and the boy.
xo

and if you find yourself in this neck of the woods do drop me a crumb so perhaps we can catch a booth and a beer?!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous truskeptic said...

Mmmm … not being around is all just part of growing-up for us, I guess.

Take us along with you and be sure to sing loudly and joyously of each new discovery :)

8:38 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

aww.
i know pickleboy will have a fabulous time....
and you have the bestest attitude EVER!
enjoy that breeze... and those tunes... it sounds exactly like something i would LOVE to do...
xx

9:53 AM  
OpenID sperlygirl said...

safe travels, enjoy the breeze, and i am realizing lumps in our throats are part of this whole motherhood gig, huh?

10:26 AM  
Blogger LindseYaYa said...

I.get.it. I'm already anxious for PB to be home... don't let us linger too long without news.

turn south. the crabs are beginning to run. it's balmy hot. the weather like turtle soup. i want to see my city through your lens.

be safe.
xo

11:46 AM  
Blogger Inoureyes said...

It appears you are infecting us all with the "lump in the throat disease"
Hope you enjoy your travels!
Melissa

3:41 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

i'm singing with ya! save a seat for me. i'll whip up some margaritas.

peace momma
you are always with him no matter where he goes.
you are in his heart and soul.

xo

8:21 PM  
OpenID iknitipurl said...

Very sweet post. It's hard to let go of the ones you love. He'll be back. Have a wonderful journey on your own.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Natty said...

i agree. he'll have so much to share with you when he gets back. heck of a more of a deal! xo

p.s. this post makes me think of 2 friends that wrote me off because i couldn't figure out if my boyfriend was going to move-in with me?

does that make sense to you? not me. i frequently find myself wanting to write them but there is nothing they want from me? weird, isn't it.

7:59 PM  
Blogger liza said...

dancing and driving...two great combos...sing your heart out mom...he'll be home soon with great tales from down under....by the way love the first crumb.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

So hard to let our babies go off without us. I actually still feel that way when they go to school. I can only imaging how you feel with such a long journey ahead of him.

Glad you found a good remedy for the lump in your throat.

8:45 AM  

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