The storms are building again. We have had two days of fall like weather…pleasantly cool and moisture filled. As I write this the sun is shining, but the clouds are building over the Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray, with the accent on the pah). They say we will have heavy rain this afternoon.
Today my daughter and the grandchildren leave for their home in Craig, Colorado. This time (the leaving) always makes me sad. Although, I know in a week or so we will get to have Linkin for a spell. And we will make a short trip to Craig, to take Linky home after our week with her.
The space in-between won’t be THAT long, it just the fact there is a space. I’m sure all you parents out there understand. Of course the children, who have moved away only see this as necessary …. and an adventure.
It’s the leaving part.
I remember my Grandmother standing forlornly in her driveway waving her little hankie, tears in her eyes, (as we would drive away) all those many years ago. And we weren’t going far….
Today I walk a mile in her worn and battered shoes. I will kiss each one good-bye, and wave sadly, but with a brave smile on my face. (I hope), but the sound of water loud in my ears.