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.
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.
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...