Dad left last night. He flew to Vancouver, and will stay there for a week before flying back to Greece next week.
I felt awful all day yesterday, and only slightly better today. Tears keep leaking out of my eyes silently as I think about how long it may be before we are together again. I know I should be remembering all the fun we have had, and looking forward to more good times in the future, but today all of that seems a long way away, and I just miss my Dad.
Dad and I got a lot of stuff done in the garden while he was here because that is what we have always done together for as long as I can remember. I have a beautiful lemon tree, tension wires on the garden wall to train plants along, and the transplanted Globemallow is sprouting new leaves madly which makes me happier than you can ever know. I also have lots of lovely garden-type memories to add to my existing ones, and I am hoping that they will make me feel better over the next few days as I miss my Dad so much.
There is lots going on in the veggie garden, not least of which is the never ending swiss chard which are apparently the veggies that just keep on producing! I plan to spend all weekend outside, and will post some picture updates soon.
For now though I am going to take my fragile self outside, and sit quietly for a while in an attempt to gather myself together today so that I am not quite as weepy and sad.
Christie’s Journal: “And The Letters Came.”
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