It’s shocking how long I’ve been away from Blogger! And the thing is I love blogging. It keeps me connected and I love seeing what everyone is reading and up to.
But this is May and at my school we call it May Madness. Crazy, crazy busy and it’s not even over yet. There are yearbook, grades, plays, parties, field trips, portfolios, organization, and goodbyes.
Yeah, the goodbyes, they’re the tough ones.
I’ve been overseas now for 9 years. Next year will be our 10th and I’m getting really sick of the goodbyes. It’s getting hard to let go of those friendships. You know, the ones where we have our kids together, hang out in the backyard, do Christmas’ together because our families live on the other side of the world and then bam! They’re gone.
I had 4 goodbye parties last week (and my husband’s soccer party too). But don’t worry, more tears ahead. I think there are at least 6 more upcoming.
So I’m sad. And hoping that maybe next year will be our last overseas for a while. Because I need some hellos. I miss my family too. And the grocery store.
So pass the tissue box. I’ll be needing it for the next few weeks as I keep saying goodbye to close friends. We’ll email and Facebook, but it’s just not the same, is it?
Note: The picture of the sunflower was taken on top of a landfill that’s now a park called Haneul Park. There are gardens, windmills and all sorts of interesting stuff there.