October 22, 2009
This is hard.
Kate just went out the door.
The tissue box is being put to good use, catching tears.
I'm so proud of her. But I don't want to be this far apart. Sending her off to college was pretty easy, even if she was 1300 miles away. Letting her go to Spain by herself when she was 16 was easy too. I knew I'd see her three weeks later.
Amman, Jordan is 6,013 miles from home.
It was a restless night for all of us. I dreamed of haikus of Kate leaving. Of my feelings, and how I imagined she was feeling. Of her wiped-clean computer, awaiting a new owner. Of the third car we will sell since we have no driver for it. Haikus of Hannah not understanding how long two years really is. And tears.
As much as it hurts to think about her being gone, we are all very excited for her. It's amazing.
I just saw her Facebook status: Let the Wild Rumpus Start!!!
That's my girl. The adventure begins.