Monday, October 11, 2021

#MicroblogMondays: Thankful

I am "home," for the first time in 22 months (!). Back in the province where I grew up (mostly), back with my parents, my sister & her partner. 

We had to get up at 3:30 a.m. to leave the house at 6 and be at the airport by 6:30 for an 8 a.m. flight. We were double-masked (standard pleated medical/disposable and Old Navy cloth) for five hours (not bad in flight terms, but longer than we've had to do for a while...!). 

My sister & her partner met us at the other end. She likes to present herself as a tough cookie -- but we hugged and we both had to wipe our eyes. 

When we arrived at my parents' house an hour or so later, I sobbed in the embrace of both of my aging parents -- a little slower, a little more frail and a little more stooped since the last time I saw them.  

I am beyond thankful to be here with them all. 

You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here. 


  1. I am very happy to read you're with your family! Enjoy your visit!!

  2. Oh Loribeth, this brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad you could be home for Thanksgiving and see your parents. Holy moses the travel sounds tough! But what a gift.

  3. I must admit, my eyes are a little full at the moment too. How lovely for you all. Have a wonderful time!

  4. I’m SO happy you have finally gotten back home!! Enjoy every second of it, I know how much you have been wanting so bad to be back there!!

  5. Sosososososo Happy for you! My heart was racing happy for you!

  6. My heart was racing happy for you!
    So glad you got the hugs and love, fill that cuppa to overflowing!

  7. I felt it in my own bones, hearing you tell about hugging your sister after all this time.

    So happy you get to spend this time at home with your people!