My mind has been in a different place for the past few days.
Weird and wonderful?
... More strange and surreal.
This is Randall's last week at Gateway.
The kids are all coming home to say goodbye.
It's been an ocean of emotion.
Like standing on the shore, looking out at the horizon. The view is great, the sky is wide open, the salty air is tangy and cool. The water ripples over your feet, teasing your toes and ankles. Pleasant. Nice.
And then a big ol' wave comes crashing out of nowhere and nearly knocks you off your feet. You look around again, and heavy, dark clouds have gathered, and the wind is freshening and gathering strength. The sun disappears.
Sort of up and down.
Tide in, tide out.
Sunshine and rain.
And while navigating through this particular ocean, with a wonky oar and a soggy tissue, life as we know it goes on.
Strange and surreal.