My daughter and her children came to visit last week.
They'd never been here before but it felt like she came home - even to her. It was a stressful weekend because she met my mother as well as the rest of my family. I was glad when no one else was around and we could share some private time. I needed that, she needed that.
When my other daughter and I took them to the airport at the end of their visit, it was like giving her up all over again. I could barely stand it. I realized she was feeling the same by the way she avoided me and any eye contact with me. As we walked to Security, I finally said what was on my mind: that I was so glad she had come and I didn't want them all to leave. She started crying. Nuff said.
Intrestingly, on the inside, my Colors were oddly absent! I didn't even give it much thot until I was on the way home and was processing the whole visit. I can remember a few hours that Blue was prominent, but not out. Other than that, I was on my own. I also remember at one point feeling like all of us were focused and looking at my daughter, but then I let it go and enjoyed the visit.
So, all in all, it was a great time, and not just a visit - it was the beginning of a lifetime.