Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/03/15

Leave-taking Musing

Chelsea asked me on the way back up from Fayetteville if I was going to miss Atlanta.  Yes, but it’s ok.  I still miss Chicago, after all.  I can still picture the sweep of Lake Shore Drive into the city, can still see the corner that makes up St. Gertrude’s church and school, the walk up to St. Scholastica Academy.  I will probably always tear up when watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” during the Art Institute scene as much because of the location as the emotion in the scene.

 

Now, I’ll tear up too over the Atlanta skyline, the Varsity, St. Gabriel’s, Covecrest.  Atlanta and Fayette County has been a part of me for a quarter of a century.  I’ll miss the people more though.  It’ll be like a dropped stitch in my knitting – just not feel quite right.  The people and the places will always be in my heart, though, just like Covecrest will always be a peaceful oasis in my heart, along with St. Simon’s.

 

So, I will miss all the people and places.  But I am going to be able to make new memories.  A year from now, when we come back to the U.S., I’ll be able to picture the streets and people of Susterseel, Chels’ walk to school, St. Hubertus.   And all will be good.  I have a deeply planted serenity about that.  After all, God will be with us.

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