I sent a personal e-mail to you. We love you and wish the best
for you and others around you. YOU are the BEST...you do nothing but
give, give, give...to all of us. You are our hero and we love you dearly.
Some folks say that home is where the heart is! On that note I
left my town to find home!
I left last wednsday to spend one final night
being the only child of the wonderful person that I held close
as MY mom for so many years!
In her arms we laughed and cuddled and maybe cried a
bit at the past we had lived, the present that was ever changing,
and the future that we were unsure of.
With a whole hour of sleep, I hit the road on a journey that
would take me over a thousand miles away from all I
knew to be family!
In a car full of thoughts and whispers of my soul I
drove along the long stretch of 35 that was going to bring the
thirty-four years of my life together. The windows were glazed
with the writings of my beloved children.
Texas Bound read across both side windows
and the back window sang 32 YEARS APART ALL ENDS IN WACOÃÂÃÂ ÃÂÃÂ
JACQUI AND DEBBIE, SISTERS 4 EVER!
The drive itself was beautiful. Nature has a way
of showing what we fail to appreciate so often in life! I saw
lots of friendly smiles and waves, I guess in a way it was support
for the life change I was about to go through. I did ok mentally
crossing the states that divided us, but something about seeing that
sign say Dallas made my heart about sink. That is when the tears
began,and that is where they stayed for the whole drive as I neared
Feeling a bit like a lost child in a very big world about 25
miles outside of Waco I stopped at the most desolute little store
in the middle of nowhere. With tears upon my cheek I went to the
restroom washed my face,and even tried to cover a bit of the fear with
some covergirl. I then grabbed a 6 pack of beer paid the nice lady and
went back to my car. There on the curb hidden from the
world I did it, yes I cried in a beer! I dont think that a beer ever
tasted as good as a beer of accomplishment! Here I was! I looked I found
I traveled I am here. I threw that simple little can away and up the
road I went. (the tears stayed around)
I found my self on the right exit and could not find where I was
to go! I finally stopped at a little U-Haul place there in Waco, and
the gentleman behind the counter (Bless his heart) handed me a
tissue and asked what he could do to help. I called the number
I was supposed to and no one was there!!!! So he said well what
are you looking for? I told him and with the pride only a man can possess
( you know the kind that ALWAYS KNOW DIRECTIONS!!!) He said
well that is right across the street.............see. He was rightÃÂÃÂ ÃÂÃÂ
(bless the man at uhaul) I got in my car and drove!
I walked into the store and found a general manager that
informed me that he needed to make a phone call because the
person I was looking for had just left! (go figure) So in my
tear stained face I waited! As the casualities of this momentous
occasion stared at this strange crying woman! ( attractive huh?)
I then went quietly outside and sat in my car and waited. Then
within five mins the color of the sun broke through ( and it wasnt just
her canary yellow truck) I got out of my car in the drizzling rain and
ran to the arms of the woman (not a baby anymore) that I will call
We cried as onlookers cried and friends cried! We held on and let
the years of being apart slip through our fingers. And for seven
glorious days we didnt let go!! For seven days we laughed and we cried!
For seven days we ate and lounged! We watched cartoons made fun of
each other and I even awoke to her in my bed next to me one morning!
We had the most fun two sisters could have had!
I left yesterday at 5 am and I awoke her just before I left long enough to
say goodbye! To try and spare the hearts of being apart again it was very
The drive home was longer than the one there and it was filled with the
sights of her moves and the silly little things that she did!
She is for sure her big sisters little one!! I drove straight to Des
Moines and made a pit stop to surprise mom at work.
I walked in and she turned to see me and I saw a glow that I had
never seen before! I climbed in my mommies arms and cried!!!!!
I WAS HOME!!!
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