I bought plane tickets! We’re going home!!!
I can’t believe how quickly an emotion can change. How, so very quickly, I went from melancholy about being here for the holidays, to being elated at my trip home. How astoundingly excited I am for Christmas to come, instead of morosely awaiting the tears that would fall because of the distance between my family and I. Instead, the tears that will fall will be tears of joy. I will cry because I get to see my mom. When Kiera gives me the first hug from her in over a year, I will cry. When I meet my cousin’s 4 month old son for the first time, I will cry.
I can’t wait for these tears.