Friday, July 11, 2008

My aunt is gone

I am sad,

I can't even explain how wonderful it was to have someone from "home" visit me in my new home. It truly was amazing. There is a cafe at the airport which I have now labled as the "cafe of goodbyes" I remember this cafe when I had to say good bye to Nathan and return to the states, Then we all sat at this cafe when I had to say goodbye to my parents and my aunt after my wedding was over and I was finally moved in. This time I refused to sit at the cafe, It just has too many bad memories for me and I didn't want to make another one.

As she slowly walks down the gate to departure, I yell in the distance for her to come back, give her one last big hug and tell her how happy I am that she came to see me. Her eyes red and watery as she turns to walk away, She every so often turns back to wave she then comes to the corner looks back one last time and waves I blow a kiss in her direction and say good bye

She is gone

We did fit a lot into a week in a half,

We took a drive up to see the small town of Berrima and went to the Gaol(Australian for jail) museum. Went to the city to go to the top of the Sydney tower (Of course it was rainy and foggy) but we still enjoyed ourselves, Nathan and I took her to the Taronga zoo in Sydney, and then we went on a ferry ride to Manly for a day. Not to mention all the shopping and baking we did.

I hope she enjoyed her time here as much as I enjoyed having her here.

Here are some pictures from our adventures

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Dina said...

I'm glad you had such a nice time with your aunt.

Hopefully you'll have more visitors.

I know what you mean about the cafe and sad memories.

floridagirlinsydney said...

I only met her for 20 minutes and I miss her--- I am such an overly emotional loser.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

SuperMindy said...

I really took for granted what it was like having my family close by when I was living in the states.

Looking forward to seeing you too Laura!!! Can't wait to get back into my regular routine.

elsja said...

our "cafe of goodbyes" so to speak was the gate that goes to the customs area. I hated that gate for so long. In May, Andrew went on our first trip together and walked through the gate TOGETHER without having to say goodbye. It was a great feeling. I'm glad you enjoyed your time- I know it must have been hard having her leave.

Tors said...

Awww I'm sorry your aunt is gone. :( Looks like you guys did a lot, though. Went to all my favourite tourist attractions. ;)

Our "cafe of goodbyes" is that place near the international terminal where you can get a so-called "Aussie breakfast"... is that the same one?

SuperMindy said...

It is the cafe right next to the departure gates.. near the shop where you can get all your last minute Australian souvenirs