Sunday, October 12, 2008
Mike peeling oranges for a dessert; Beth enjoying the moment...
Jayson and Amanda, our first honeymooners, in June 2006
This morning at 6 am I was a bit sad. I had a sweet, emotional girl in my arms. Our honeymooners had to leave to catch their Continental flight back to Newark Airport.
Beth and Mike arrived six days ago, and pulled every bit of enjoyment they could out of their days with us. It was so nice just to be able to be around them. There is always something special about having honeymooners come and stay with us. A certain kind of lightness, of promise, and of warmth. These two never stopped talking to each other. Their life seems to be one long conversation. I hope it continues on for a very, very, very long time that way. They cooked together in our new kitchen, they laughed at videos in their room, they walked in the vineyards together. I could sense that they felt at peace here, with themselves and in Italy.
We have had several honeymoon couples in the last years. Our very first, Amanda and Jayson, became our "kids" after a few days. We wanted to keep them here forever, just like Michael and Elizabeth, who left this morning.
So here's to our kids. Go off into the world and spread some of that love around! We certainly need it, kids.