Monday, October 05, 2009

Tearful Farewells

We dropped HonHon off at the YVR around 11.30pm and for the first time, there were many many tears from all three of us. I think this time it's harder than any other time cos we had not seen him in such a long time plus our time together was cut short by a couple days due to his next business trip to China. I was clearly disappointed that he arrived late and left as scheduled (instead of delaying his departure by a couple of days) but I understand this is his business/company and he is working over there cos he wants to provide a better future and life for us. Even as we know this, It's still very hard and the distance takes a toll on a very strong and stable relationship. There is only so much time and distance a person can take and it's starting to break oneself. Tho I was well aware of this situation and what it would take, I didn't realize it would be for this long and it looks like we have a couple of more years to go. It's incredibly hard and I do not ever recommend that anyone put themselves into a long distance relationship. Even with a history (and foundation) like ours (we've know each other since we were 15 or 16 and have been together since we were 17) it is still very difficult and takes a lot out of a person, imagine a family going thru this. Kay and I have always been pretty strong and I usually keep a very strong front when it comes time to drop HonHon off at the airport but this time, we could not hold back the tears. We miss him very much and I hope the distance/time between us will get shorter and visits will become longer. We can only hope that one day, he will be here more often if not permanent but until then, we must deal with this as best we can. After dropping him off at the airport and trying to get ourselves back to schedule, I only cried about 10 more minutes in bed before falling asleep. Miss him so much......

2 comments:

Joss said...

Trish, I am so sorry. I have often wondered how you manage it but you guys obviously have a very strong relationship. Hugs to you and I also hope that visits come more often.

Trish said...

Thanks Joss! Your words are most appreciative!

How are you doing? Hope things are going well! You still taking lots of photos? Hope you and Andrew have a great holiday!! xoxo