Thursday, November 6, 2008

Florida Loses a Superhero




It's true. It's happening. Is it really? Yes, it really is...I've been trying to ignore it for days now, months even, because I can't believe it's truly happening. I can't ignore it anymore. Am I sad? Yeah...I'm really, really sad. We are losing a precious Superhero in our own Delray Beach. My brother and his family are moving back up North. I'm crushed (forgive me, I think I'm grieving at this very moment). Matthew (I love you too, Mom and Dad) has been such a blessing in our lives that it's hard to imagine him living anywhere else, but I know it will all be okay. I know that God works in mysterious ways....

2009, a year of change--Barack Obama--a move to New Hampshire, it's all good, right? Yes, it is all good. I'm so happy for my Brother and his wonderful opportunity and for his family's new opportunities too! So, why am I sitting here crying?? Because I'm contemplating life over a glass of wine, that's why!! After all, I'm the one who wooed them down here in the first place! They were here from the beginning--the final days we waited for Madi, and the day we brought her home. Did God send them down here to give Madi and Matthew a solid beginning as cousins? I believe he did. Should I feel guilty? No, no--because I know they have all been loved. Loved by a solid community of loving friends and loving family. I know that that doesn't just go away--no matter where you are. Love knows no boundaries. I know that Andrew, Colleen, and Matthew were brought here to Florida for a purpose, whatever that might have been. I know that they changed people's lives, and people changed theirs. They were there when we needed them, and I know that we were there when they needed us. That gives me peace, and I hope it gives them peace too. I wish them a journey of peacefulness, happiness, and tons of love. But am I sad? Yeah, I'm terribly sad...

Andrew, Colleen & Matthew--you will always have a home in sunny Florida:-) :-(

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I know. We are having a lot of trouble coming to grips with it too. It seems like we just got here. I am pretty sure that Matthew hasn't figured out that his cousin isn't going to be living right down the street in NH. And I am not looking forward to the time that he does.

Pauline Murphy said...

We will really miss you. We hope that you will visit often. Matthew is my superhero!!We love you so much and it won't be the same without you. Good luck in your new adventure. Love, Jim and Pauline

Mo said...

I feel for the entire family esp. my poor lil BFF, Frog, who has the hugest heart I have ever known. All will be fine and I know you will find a way to be closer than ever to Andy et al. Also, my little bonus is you must visit New England again now. Best wishes to all xomo And... Andy WELCOME BACK:)TO FOUR SEASONS

wharton said...

How many visitors will you have room for? Do we bring our own food? Wine? Sleeping bags? When can we make our reservation? Hey, we have plans to make here!

Love you guys!

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