Off We Go

Tomorrow at this time we’ll be nearing the east coast of the United States, making our way towards the Atlantic Ocean and at 1pm London time (which I think is about 5 or 6am Saskatchewan time), we’ll be landing at Heathrow. Off we go, indeed.

I wonder if it’s going to hit me that I’m leaving my children in another continent when we say good-bye. I’ve been thinking about it so much and panicking in my own special way about it for weeks, so I kind of hope I can kiss and hug them good-bye without being a wreck. I hope. For everyone’s sake.

My brother who has helped us so much to get everything organized for the trip told me tonight that I shouldn’t plan for the plane to crash, but plan to land at my destination. And that’s probably a good way to think about it. But, still, today we signed our updated wills and I wrote out some basic funeral arrangements. (Oh how I wish I could’ve remembered all of the witty epitaphs I’ve thought up over the years!)

But, on the advice of my other brother, I will go there and enjoy what happens and not worry about everything — enjoy the days we have and what we’ve done with those days and not constantly think “we should’ve done this instead”.

And now I best be off to bed. We will try to update a little along the way, but likely not much. I’m quite looking forward to having a secret adventure with Marc. We’ve not had time alone in a very long time. And I guess after 10 years, 3 kids, 5 moves, 3 job changes, and 4 years of post-secondary education making up that 10 year marriage, we deserve it.

August 12th is the big anniversary day and we’ll be spending it at The Bath House, which looks quite perfect. So, happy anniversary to us! And pray for us as we go and for my parents who have the kids for 12 days on their own!

Posted in Family, Marriage, Travels | 9 Comments

9 Responses to Off We Go

  1. Toni says:

    I wish you an un-traumatic departure, good flights and much fun in London. There’s a computer waiting in your room* here so you can update the blog etc and Marc can discover the joys of Linux.

    * you provide your own sports socks. 😉

  2. Carissa says:

    Have a WONDERFUL trip/time with Marc, Dixie!! 🙂 Your kids and your parents are going to have a fabulous experience/adventure too!! 🙂 Thinking about you, ENJOY your second honeymoon – so much better than the first, I’m sure! 🙂 Look forward to hearing all about it (when you get home!) 🙂

  3. Randall says:

    Yep, we’ve been praying for you two and your kids this week already, all is well.

    Have fun, make memories, and we’ll see you on the other side.

    …also give Toni and Chris hugs for us in real time.

    Thanks.

  4. Randall says:

    Oh and trust you to want to make a pilgrimage to Bath. Or should I say, bath.

  5. Enjoy every day, this is a wonderful break from duty and child raising.

  6. rebs says:

    You deserve it. Have fun!

  7. Toni says:

    Hugs delivered.

    🙂

  8. Amber says:

    Dixie!! I haven’t been here in so long. Soooooo, I take it you are off exploring the world?!! Enjoy!!!! Wow, good for you guys!

  9. roo says:

    dixie…you are giving me courage. brian wants to go to cali…and i haven’t had the guts…but if you can do it, perhaps i can too?

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