The whirlwind of the past forty-two glorious days of numerous events, newspapers interviews, radio interviews, book signings and putting on a children’s theater production has come to a deafening silence. Not too many people could have pulled this much off in this short amount of time.
I feel we are born to love, to feel compassion, to nurture, and share those feelings with each other. After sixteen years of friendship, Gavin and I have gotten 42 days together in 2012 and 30 days together in 2011. That equals 72 days out of 5,840. That really isn’t many days in the same room to celebrate daily life of being alive. We observed past birthdays, Christmas and other occasions that were missed while living across the ocean from each other. Most of the time was work related except for that occasional delightful “water fight” outside with the hose to cool off from the heat of the day. Yes, that scream you heard was me getting drenched! Yes, I loved every minute!
Are there ever enough hours in a day? The answer is no and I am feeling sad after seeing him leave through airport customs gates. I am more than grateful and thankful for the total of seventy-two days in sixteen years but the emptiness in my heart is overwhelming right now and it has only been a few hours since the final wave through the glass divider at the final security check point at the airport.
Here are some more highlights of our short but sweet journey of fascinating things we saw these past forty-two days:
We found Elvis the King plus President Abraham Lincoln!
We also got to meet wonderful, friendly people everyday …
Hundreds of bridges to cross in a variety of weather!
All aboard … full steam ahead with over flowing memories …
Thank you dear Gavin!