I have never had such a hard time saying goodbye before. I have made the best friends in Florida, they have become our family. I will forever miss "The city of trees". Being surrounded by the foliage was so wonderful! I was lucky to be able to have some good "last" moments. Saying goodbye to everyone at church was really hard, saying goodbye to the rest of my really close knit friends the morning I left was even harder. When I said goodbye to Irene and Lacy at the airport (they drove me) I felt a part of me died. The fact that I had actually left my home was my new reality. I was crying so hard, but the people around me in the airport were so good to me and very helpful. I had people offer to hold Evan while I got bags off of the security line, I had an agent bring me a wad of paper towel for me to wipe my nose and cry into. I had people offer to lift my bags into the overhead compartment etc. I cried almost the whole flight to Calgary. I finally got through customs and my sweet husband had 2 dozen roses for me. He welcomed me to Calgary, and I started to cry again. Needless to say I woke up with puffy eyes the next morning.
We spent the day starting to look for and get the essentials for our house so that we can move in. This is going to be a big job, seeing as we have nothing!
I heard a quote about three weeks ago that I am going to display somewhere in my home. It is the title of this post "Bloom where you are Planted". I keep telling myself this, and I am trying to focus on the positive. One positive that I have found about Calgary. There is a large palm tree at Home Depot that I am going to put in my living room. It's a start for me.