Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Leaving Eden


I am leaving a delightful paradise; my Eden.  All that I know; leaving all my comforts behind. 

As I type this I am sitting at the airport getting ready to board my plane for my trip to Ethiopia.  I have just left my friends and family, all that I am, behind in Portland, Oregon to travel to an unfamiliar place far, far, away.

When I walked through the security gate leaving my family, watching them wave goodbye and Hayden, my very inquisitive silly boy, doing somersaults, my heart leapt into my throat knowing that I would not be seeing them for two weeks. 

Two weeks seems like a lifetime right now.

I know in a day or so I am going to thirst for my babies and my husband. To touch them, to smell them, to hold them, to love on them. 

Two weeks seems like a lifetime right now.

I have never been away from my family for this long.

My husband said it best in a text he sent me not to long after they left the airport:  "You are my breath, part of me is gone. 1-4-3"

I am missing them already and I am not even off the ground.









4 comments:

  1. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Best of luck Jenn - hope all goes well, can't wait for pics and words. I went to the US in 2005 for 2 weeks and that was the first time I was away from my family. It's hard and boy does it make you appreciate them all the more.

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  3. That must be incredibly be hard. Hopefully the 2 weeks will pass quickly and you will be back with your family before you know it!

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  4. So excited for you! Make sure you post lots of pictures. Ah, does that mean we have to wait two weeks?? Sigh...

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