Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goodnight Moon

I'm nothing if not consistent and as such, the Irish grass is getting so green in this our last week here. Of course, it could just be the six straight days of rain, rain, rain, bitter cold, rain.

This is my last post from Ireland and my emotions about leaving are bittersweet. I am so excited to be near my family and friends and even looking forward to starting back to work (sure to be a short-lived feeling, never fear) but I've been looking around here and lamenting all that we will be leaving.

Goodbye house.
Goodbye backyard with french doors I can fling open and send Katie out in to play.
Goodbye field with horses across the street.
Goodbye playschool right next door where Katie had such fun - great teachers and all her "best friends".
Goodbye walking distance into town.
Goodbye cheap healthcare.
Goodbye pharmacist, butcher, coffee shop gal that know my name and my order.
Goodbye Castle Park.
Goodbye sweater weather.
Goodbye fire in the fireplace.
Goodbye unlocked front doors.
Goodbye courteous drivers.
Goodbye speaking the language of the majority. (well, sort of...)
Goodbye new American girlfriends - had such a nice time on Sunday (as always).
Goodbye Nana, Papa, the bestest Uncle Brian and Boo Boo.
Goodbye Irish cousins and playmates. (both Katie's and mine)

Hello New Chapter in our lives. Who knows what will happen next...

Goodnight Moon. Goodnight Ireland.

5 comments:

Clodagh said...

See, maybe not so bad after all!!

See you on Sunday. xx

Leslie said...

Love you. Can't wait to see you. The US will be glad to have you back :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! You always make me cry! You should write professionally. Pap would be so proud!
Love you and welcome home! Jen

Jared said...

Let me know when you are back in the Sunshine State! Hope the move wasn't too traumatic!

Simon said...

... and ... does it stop there (?) or will we get news from the western side of the pond now?