Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Adios Sarah and Ramesh....

Today, January 11th is a day that Mike and I refer to at "Billy/Willie Day."  

Mike's dad, Bill Andrews passed away on this day in 1984.  My mother Wilma Jones Brackett was born this day in 1920.  We honor them by fixing a nice dinner and toasting them with a tasty adult beverage.

Well, today we have a new event for the 11th of January.  Mike's daughter Sarah and her boyfriend Ramesh left San Francisco International Airport for Panama and the beginning of a year-long journey around the world.  Sarah saved, paid off debt and planned this for two years, and today it came to fruition.
Sarah and Ramesh brought a van load of Rubbermaid tubs to store under our house and a lovely leather chair to store in our bedroom.  We took them to breakfast yesterday morning and kissed her goodbye just after.  

We will see Sarah and Ramesh in May, on Mike's birthday in Rome, which is the final day of our cruise.  That's a good thing, because I'm having a hard time envisioning an entire year without her smiling face.  Mike points out that we've done this before when she studied abroad in Leeds, UK, 1998-1999, but still.  A year is a long darned time!  

This trip has been brewing in her mind for a very long time, and at age 33, the time is now!  I'm proud of her for following her dreams and I know she will have some great tales to tell.

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1 comment:

*karendianne. said...

Oh how cool! What a neat post, Jan. Lots of super neat stuff. Ohh how wonderful it is to have your voice here and alive! (and that didn't come out right but you know what I mean…)