Our inlaws surprised us with a quick visit from Seattle. We hadnâ€™t seen them in some time. This afternoon they left again. We went outside and waved them out of sight, as is the custom. My oldest daughter broke . I wanted to. Farewells are like yanking up your heartâ€™s roots into the hot, dry wind.
In a year weâ€™ll go to New Mexico. Great law jobs arenâ€™t there or schools or really anything. But our family is there and we want to go home. We want to be around the people we love so much that we take it for granted. We want to dive into the deep pool of family and never come up for air.