This morning we went to Jon and Sarah's to say goodbye before leaving for the Albuquerque Sunport at around 10:00. Jon made sandwiches for us to take with us on the airplane.
KC gave stickers and hugs to Uncle Jonny and Auntie Sarah before Auntie Sarah left for work. When we left, KC continued to wave and yell, "Goodbye, Uncle Jonny! See you later!" even when we could no longer see his solitary figure standing in front of his house.
What nearly made me lose what little composure I had was Tiffany hugging her brother goodbye and breaking into tears. I could swear I saw moisture in Jon's eyes as well. Tif drove talking to us with her throat choked with tears. It was so hard to leave. But the three of us were leaving together. I was imagining that it must have been even harder for Jon to suddenly be left all alone. I was glad that Mungo would be keeping him company.
This was such a precious time because Jon would be starting a new job next week and going to a conference this weekend. He and Sarah have a busy life. We were able to grab a few precious days and fill it with all the joyous memories that we are still savoring.
Here are photos Jon took last night when we went for our last evening walk near their home. I know KC will truly miss these walks with Mungo that ended at a children's park close to Jon and Sarah's home.
Jon says this is one of his favorite photos of me. I'm not smiling and don't look my best, but surely it's what I was feeling last night and right now.