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Sunday, May 31, 2009

homeward bound

My last flight leaving home was a sad one.


I arrived in an overcast Chicago, a glimpse of the next three rainy weeks spent there.

I was wearing Drew's oversized sweatshirt,
but even that couldn't make me smile.

But time, my friends, is a two-sided coin. Sometimes its passing slips too quickly through our desperate grasp, revealing to us once again how little control we have over most things.

But sometimes it's a blessing. Sometimes is runs through May in the blink of an eye and before you know you it you are finally face to face with what you've been waiting for.

I can hardly believe it's been six months since I put in for this vacation while I was playing a snowy and depressed Detroit. At the time I wasn't even sure I'd still be on this tour, but just in case, I wanted to make sure I could get myself home for this first week of June.

You know, get myself home to this guy.
And this little Persephone girl.
And Taliesin, to whom we affectionately refer to as our Grumpy Old Man.
And of course, I can't wait to see some of these crazy cats, either.
And my friends, too...This homecoming is going to be a good one; I can feel it in my bones.

I am a woman blessed with so many dear family and friends.

I am positively rich with them.

Yippee for June!

10 comments:

peaj said...

Yay! Yay for vacation! Hope I get at least a glimpse of you in the midst of your surrounding family. :)

Just remember: you have a right to make time with Drew a priority, even if you have to disappoint some people.

I pray your week is blessed.

Mom said...

Can hardly wait!

christine said...

Yay for being homeward bound!!!! "Home, where my thoughts escaping. Home, where my musics playing..."

I remember you telling me you put in for this vacation and it really is hard to believe it's June already! Have a safe flight!

sherri said...

enjoy your peeps!

Emily said...

have a super wonderful time, Jess!

Jenna Latshaw said...

can't wait!!!!!! you ready to take on newark buffy and faith style?

Anna K said...

I am so happy for you, Jess.
Have a great time and I hope that time blesses you by creeping by for the next 8 days.
I am glad that my sinister plot to keep you out until 5am didn't work, and that you made your plane and will have energy for your man and your family when you land.
Miss you already and see you in Columbus!

Jessica Latshaw said...

thank you, guys!!!

Jenna--always ready to take on anything with you, Buffy and Faith style!!!

Anna--I might as well have stayed out with you till 5 am since I stayed up with the alliance swapping scary stories late into the night anyway!!!

Jessica Latshaw said...

and Christine--how funny, I quoted that Crosby Stills and Nash song on my facebook status right before I read your comment.

Great minds;-)

kathiek said...

I hope you have a safe flight and a great time at home!