Friday, May 30, 2008

Alas, she's gone -

I know. You're probably all wondering where the heck I've been. Well, I've been helping get my little girl out the door and into another country.


We've been anticipating this day for several months now, and the day has finally arrived. Our week started off with Kacey trying to find the largest suitcase ever made, which just had to be placed in the farthest region of the attic as to not make any part of this excursion easy.



Last night was filled with lots of tears as she said goodbye to all of her guys ... and one special boy. Two of these friends will be gone on their missions (one to Paraguay and one to Chile) before she gets home. The scene after this was really quite sad!



She cried herself to sleep in my bed at about 2:00 a.m. and this morning we left for the airport at 6:30.


I have "encouraged" this experience since before she even began college. So why am I questioning the fact that I just put her on a plane with tears in her eyes? Part of me wanted to grab her and say "Nevermind! I don't know what we were thinking!" But most of me knows that this will be a step in a very productive direction. If it is a terrible experience, I will take all of the blame. If it is a positively wonderful adventure, I will be so thrilled. Whatever the case may be, she's gone to the faraway land of Guanajuato ... and I already miss her.

9 comments:

Malissa said...

Okay I missed the blog that said why she was going there??? How sad for you guys..but a cool experience for her!!

Karen said...

Click on the Guanajuato link on the post ...

Chris Shill said...

Ooh thats like sending off another missionary, well sorta, but she will be back allot sooner, hope she has a wonderful time and has some good experiences! we just sent Hallie to camp, and i already miss my helper and she will only be gone 5 days!!!

Becky said...

Yeah for Kacey! I think she'll have a fabulous time.

Tina said...

It will be interesting to see who it's the hardest on... you, her, or her guys!!! This will be terrific! xoxox

AmyK said...

That is so awesome! She's going to have to tell Ashlee all about it when she gets back. Ashlee is in love with Spanish and when I told her what Kacey was doing, she was excited and wanted to go!

Nancy said...

She's taking after the Utah McKinnon girls....Adventurous (with a capital A)!! Good for Kacey

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen!

I'm currently house sitting (well, pet sitting) for some professors of mine and as I was getting water today I noticed something familiar on a fridge magnet....

"My Plumber....Gary Shaker"

Crazy how small the world can be.

Chareena

Heather said...

Be sure to give us lots of reports!