Monday, 28 November 2011
Bon Voyage, Ian!
Ian just left for Australia.
The tears are flowing but I'm smiling.
I thought it was just yesterday
that I welcomed him into my arms and held him close...
...but it wasn't.
What a fine man he has become. Strong, independent, caring, thoughtful, loving and adventurous. We are so amazed that at the tender age of 18, he organized and saved for his own international travel. For many, the dream would have stayed a dream and never taken wings.
I'm a jumble of emotions... excited, anxious, worried, supportive...
What a strange combination of feelings.
We had a lovely turkey dinner last night with our whole family together. It was the best feeling to have my family all at the table one last time before Ian left. I'm looking forward to the day that he comes home and we can all sit together again, listening to Ian's travel tales long into the wee hours of the night...
...until then, safe travels my son.
We love you and are so proud of you!
XO Mom and Dad