Wednesday, July 2, 2008
July 1st, Tuesday! Hawaii!!!
We had a very lovely complimentary breakfast at the Marriott and then were out the door to catch the free shuttle to the LAX (Los Angeles) airport.
Things continued to go smoothly. The Hawaiian Airlines plane left 9 minutes early and arrived on time in Hawaii. They did not lose our baggage.
And then it hit me. We were given agriculture declaration forms on which we had to write our names, addresses and phone numbers as well as the length of our visit. I realized that in the blank asking for our home address, I could no longer write my Illinois address. The home that I would be staying at would now be my permanent address. I don’t know why but that somehow overwhelmed me finally. I realized keenly that we had a one way ticket. I know we’ll be going back to visit but now my home would be in Hawaii. I had not allowed myself to feel the emotional trauma of our move because there was so much to do but now…the floodgates opened up.
When we got to my mom’s place she had a long list of things that went wrong with the house in the last week. We’re going to be mighty busy doing repair work.
My mom had a terrific dinner of our favorite foods and we got to sit with my brother, Dennis and catch up with our lives. Seeing him at the airport had perked me up immensely. We spoke to our daughter and son on the cellphone and suddenly, we were all together in spirit again.
Tomorrow, we’ll be busy.