Thursday, July 16, 2009

Leavin' On A Jet Plane


"All my bags are packed and ready to go..." At O' Dark-Thirty I'm boarding a plane and getting out of Dodge.

I'm going to visit my mother in Florida. We are going to hug and laugh and cry. Eat too much fast food, hit every flea market in the immediate area and go to the beach. Get this y'all... I'm going on VACATION.

I know, blows my mind too. I feel like I'm 8 all over again and going to Disney World. But this time I'll buy the post cards.

Still, I'm not entirely convinced it's more fun to be the grown up. This time I will grieve my Papa, who met Jesus when I was too pregnant with my daughter to travel for his funeral. I will sleep in the same room X and I shared the last time I went, 5 years ago. The only thing constant is change.

But in the end, I will still fall into my mother's arms and for a minute, I will know that she can still make it better. All of it. All of this messed up crazy life that God trusts me entirely too much with.

'Cause that's what Moms do.

So I'm leavin' on a jet plane. But um, yeah... I'll be back Monday. :)

Smile for Me,
Carolynn

7 comments:

Forgotten Katalyst said...

I'll miss ya babe, but you SO deserve this. Oh and give Ma hell. *wink*

forever folding laundry said...

Woo hoo - enjoy!!!

~Keri

Dawn said...

Hope you are having a blast!!! Yes, we'll expect a "postcard" at some point! LOL

Blessings!

The Berni Family said...

ENJOY the warm weather!! I am SOOO jealous. Maybe even have a PINK drink while you are there! You really have earned this mini vacation!

Sara@i.Sass said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!!!!

jubilee said...

Have a great vacation. And enjoy those warm, tender arms that are always open for ya.

Debbie said...

I hope you have a blast. Saying you deserve it is an understatement!