August 12, 2010

it was finally time

When I saw their car, I danced out to the driveway... and before Bob even set the car in park, my Mom was out the door. We wrapped our arms around each other, and let our feet jump a little, all the while declaring Africa, Africa in a sing-songy voice.
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A slip of paper appeared over the seat back, and then her smiling face. With laughter in her voice she passed the note and told me it was a text message...

I had to hold back the tears as I replied...
I am so excited. Thank you. I love you.
And just minutes later?
There is was... just beyond the wing. 
Africa.

There. The land that seemed an entire world away. The land that entered my dreams because of her.
There. The land that I would place my feet upon in just hours...
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8 comments:

Corinne said...

I cannot wait to hear all about it :) I saw your pictures on Facebook and got chills!!

Dayle said...

I'm excited to hear more!

Kelli said...

What a precious note and awesome photo!!

Richella said...

Oh, boy!! Are you going to do a series? Goody!!

I just LOVE the "text message!"

I am so glad you are safely home. I missed you. But I am glad, glad, glad that you got to go. If anyone deserved it, you did. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love your Moms Text message!!!

dawn said...

Great picture! And your mom sounds so wonderful...what a gift!

Graceful said...

That is the coolest picture -- I can't wait to hear more about your trip. I will never get tired of hearing about it -- promise!

imoomie said...

The love that pours from you so obviously pours from your mother too.

What a blessing.