Last night Ivan, Tina and I opened a bottle of sparkly wild berry juice and toasted to the year 2008. It was a bittersweet moment and I know both Tina and I were having a hard time not crying. For today we move our her down to Indiana.
She finished packing her room yesterday, Ivan cleaned out his van so we could put all the boxes inside, and we borrowed a small trailer to haul the last of the furniture. We'll load that up this morning.
We have a bunch of family meeting us on the other end to help unload.
Tina has orientation at Grace College on Monday and classes start Wednesday.
She'll have to switch her car tags to Indiana, get auto insurance, look for a part-time job, find a church...
And it's going to be awfully quiet around here!
In the past her 'moves' were always temporary and we knew she'd be coming 'home'. But with us leaving in a few months, there won't be a home to move back to, and so this is really final.
When we get settled in Argentina, she'll visit but it won't be home to her. Just a place to visit dad and mom.
We raise them for this moment, but sure wish it didn't have to be so hard.
Well, time to stop dwelling on it and just do it. Time to load that trailer!