Is this really happening? 15 more days. I am surprised that these words are even leaving my lips, even though I’ve been preparing for this for months.
The Thai staff have been acting differently recently. They are hugging me more, sit with me longer at lunch, give me small gifts (of cucumbers!) and resting their head on my shoulder. They do not ask me to stay anymore, we just know it is coming and are enjoying our last moments together.
It is all bittersweet. I have two homes….America and Thailand. I leave one to welcome another. I have family and friends in each which leaves me devastated, sad, crying and excited, hopeful and moments where you just want to already be there.
I know I will miss B’s burps, O’s crazy and loud comments, G holding my hand and laughing at me and my love for cucumbers, M’s quite but HILARIOUS personality, Sophie’s crazy song selections on Youtube, Sharon’s spontaneous art inspirations and creations, Mark’s attempt to try and get me to learn Cockney (Sandshoe=Thank you????), Amanda‘s corny jokes and many many more. This has become my home, no matter how crazy it may be, it has been my home for nearly 2 years.
I feel as if I will never be ‘ready’ for this, but I will continue to take each day as it comes.
P.S. To the Father’s reading this, Happy Father’s Day! In Thailand, it is the King’s birthday and therefore it is Father’s Day!