Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Trails To You-Until We Meet Again

The city of Indianapolis, IN taken from the rooftop of the parking garage.

Picture of the tail of the plane that Cyndi was going to board for her flight home.

Cyndi talking on the phone with Scott, saying one last good bye.

I have always had a love-hate relationship with airports and yesterday was one of the hate days. Emily, Cara, Ameridad, and I were seeing Cyndi off as she was heading back to Italy after visiting state-side for a month. She could stay for a whole year and I would still be sad when she left for home. Almost from the day that she arrives, in the back of my mind is the dreaded having to say good bye cloud. Yep, you guessed it: I am a glass is half empty kind of person.

Sitting at the food court while waiting for her flight to begin boarding I noticed happy people next to us. It was quite obvious--with them making a welcome sign and filling up balloons--that they were having a love day at the airport. I really wanted to pop their balloons but thought that it wouldn't be a good idea, nor would it change the fact that Cyndi was leaving.

I, along with her father, will miss the laughs, stories, travels, shopping, eating at favorite restaurants, swimming, playing wii, movies, stops at the ice cream shop, visiting with family and friends, along with anything else that might come our way that we would end up doing. I do know, however, that there will be other visits and as a matter of fact we are talking about the next one. Hey, I am trying to look at the glass as half full.

It helps to know that Cyndi is now at home with her husband who loves her very much. He is a wonderful person and makes her so happy. The life they share in Italy is filled with good friends and new adventures await them each day. Love to both Cyndi and Danilo, see you two soon. Thanks guys for the wonderful visit!


Nonna ita said...

Hi Abbotts,
You all had such a lovely visit with Cyn and Danilo. All the photos show everyone having such a good time. Wish I could have joined you.

Kim and Victoria said...

It's so nice to read about your wonderful family. You are very fortunate!

Cynthia Rae said...

Well, it was a loooong, bumpy ride home but I got here safe and sound. It was so hard to leave you all the airport (you should have seen me crying all the way down the hall) BUT I am soooooooo happy to be back home with my family in Italy.

It was a great visit and I am looking forward to the next!