Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moving Forward

Today I opened the door in my house for the last time.
The movers are packing up now and plan on loading it tonight.
It will be taken to storage until we find a new home.

I also greeted my Aunt Babs and Claire one last time. It was fun to see them. Babs brought me a silver platter of Meemaw's to use in my new home. I love old pieces with history.

As I took the trek back to Byhalia yesterday I listened to a song I rarely listen to. It is on a CD a dear friend made for me a few years back. It is by Innocence Mission and it is called "Tomorrow on the Runway" and it speaks exactly what is on my heart. (Thanks Ash)

Old days, don't come to find me,the sun is just about to climb up over there.
While my heart is sinking I do not want my voice to go out into the air.
Did you leave the darkness without me?You're always miles ahead.
And you're standing in tomorrow on the runway.
Oh be the music in my head,the air around my bed, oh be my rest.
Replace the small disgraces of the times and places that I never really left.
Did you leave the darkness without me?
You're always miles ahead.And you're standing in tomorrow on the runway.
Oh I want to fly, fly forward into the light,
be alive, to come alive,on the leaf-bright Friday drive,
sudden horses at the red light,turn around, see clearer ways to go now.

I am staying with my sweet neighbor while I am here. They are irreplaceable. She squeezed my lime for me as she poured my Diet Coke last night and said " I bet your new friend doesn't squeeze the lime wedge for you!". It was so funny. We laughed but she is so sad about me leaving. I can see the pain on her face. I love that lady so much. I know I will always have a place to call home in Byhalia, right here in her house.

I must go check on the movers and make sure
they aren't breaking my china!



Mandy said...

Abby, I know this was a bittersweet day for you!!! I hope all of your precious china is in one piece! :)