Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
— A.A. Milne
I got wonderful news yesterday: Aimee and Tim and baby Ben are moving back to Virginia! In 10 days! I’ve known for about two weeks or so that it was a possibility, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up; hearing confirmation yesterday brought tears to my eyes and my heart feels so light. I can’t even explain the feeling, really, but it’s a lot like relief, or like I can breathe again. If I hadn’t already used this quote in the post-Houston series, it would be the one I would have chosen for this post:
A vision in white appeared . . . . Above it all was Angela’s face, beaming. Mattie felt as if the medics had arrived. . . . The women lay on their sides facing each other and talked all night, like homesick beings from another planet who had been living among earthlings far too long.
– from Blue Shoe, by Anne LaMott
I’m not glad that things didn’t work out for them in Texas, because I know they wanted them to, but selfishly I’m so happy to have her so close to me again after essentially four years (three while I was away in law school, and the 8 months they’ve been in Texas) of being too far. I’ve missed her so much, and the prospect of only seeing Ben grow up in pictures made me very sad. We’ve already got plans for the second weekend in June, and I can’t wait to see this face in person again: