I saw this a while back and stole it. I forget who I stole it from. With a bitter winter predicted for us here in Minnesota, I thought perhaps those of us living in the tundra might want to rethink our plans.
Well, nobody but my friend Rob who moved with his family back home from Florida.
And me, who came home from southern Missouri.
I said goodbye to my oldest son this morning. We had breakfast at the little family restaurant where he worked years ago and where he and I have shared breakfast many times. He is on his way to pick up the trailer and will load it up with the help of friends, and will be on his way to Arizona in another day or so. I'm sad because he is leaving, but at the same time glad that he won't have to suffer through another Minnesota winter.
He tried to give me back his keys to my apartment. I wouldn't let him. I want all of my kids to know that no matter what, they can always come home.