Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Long "Hej Hej" (Goodbye)

I've reached that point - less than 48 hours from our departure - where I remember once again why I dislike moving so much. The constant disarray, trying not to openly sob when your toddler's first little friend gives you a hug goodbye and strategizing about how to pack all your most essential earthly possessions into seven checked bags and four carry-ons. And trying not to think too creatively about all the possible horrors of hauling those 11 bags, two small children, one stroller, one carseat and one Snugli from one continent to another between the hours of what will feel like 3:30pm-6:00am.

I'm excited about going home. Early Wednesday morning when we first plant our feet back in the Homeland will be a very happy time. But for now it's just one last goodbye to Copenhagen and the wonderful people we met here. And lots of Shawarma for dinner.

6 comments:

John L. said...

Travel safely! Hope to talk to you soon... BTW, Karen and I started our first Bradley class last week. Very interesting. I never thought I'd watch so many videos of women giving birth.

Rebekah said...

Have fun with the Bradley classes. It took me a long time to get adjusted to watching birth videos. Childbirth isn't for the squeamish or modest I discovered. I can't wait to meet your baby girl!

Nichole said...

Have a safe, easy and smooth trip home tomorrow. :o)

Bluefish said...

Good bye and have a safe trip. I wonder how you managed with your furniture. Take care.

Rebekah said...

Thanks N & B! We've been staying in a furnished apartment so we're just flying back our belongings as checked bags. (And, truth be told, sending one bag of outgrown children's clothes with some friends that are coming to the States in August).

Retta said...

Ah Rebekah...how I can relate! Best of luck with the move and flight. Just survive...that's always my mantra in about the 20th hour! Give the soil a kiss from me :) See you soon