Monday, July 11, 2011

Is it really over?

I cannot believe how fast these 4 weeks back in the states have gone by. I fly back to Okinawa tomorrow and I have so much to catch you up on once I get back. I went to Jersey to visit family, Maine for a relaxing week and a half, back to Jersey and even snuck in a quick trip to NYC to visit my dear friend. I'm back in VA now and have been just savoring every minute. I don't feel ready to go back and there was a lot I didn't get to do that I wanted to, but I have 7... yes 7 boxes of USA goodness that I am shipping back to Oki. I'm usually not a huge shopper, but I went into a shopping frenzy these last 4 weeks apparently. This trip has done so much for me mind, body and soul. It was exactly what I needed.
Saying good bye once again to mom, dad and Sparky, my friends and to this place that I love so much will be terribly hard. I have been literally feeling sick about it all day. But, all good things must come to an end and it's time to get back to real life. Bye USA!


Mary said...

I have been living vicariously through you these past four weeks! You have no idea how many times my thoughts turned to the four of you, wondering what you were doing (and eating!). I'm so glad the trip was as wonderful as it was -- you sure didn't waste one second!

Did Mom let you sleep with Sparks for the last night after all? :)

Kate said...

I think I'm the only one who didn't get to see you! I'm sorry that my poor life planning has prevented us from seeing each other since you got to Japan. It will just be that much nicer when I do finally get to squeeze you :)