Keeley left today. I’m feeling very sad, but also incredibly grateful. She distracted me from the idea that I had just left my family and home. She encouraged me to explore, protected me from crazy people, laughed when I got scared but hugged me too – because she understood, and most importantly, she entertained Ella.
Because Keeley was flying out of BWI, we decided to spend the day in downtown Baltimore, checking out the Inner Harbor area. We had good Indian food (good – but didn’t come close to Bombay House in Provo) and then walked around the harbor in the chilly air, just spending time close to each other before she had to go. Once we got to the airport, Tom started mumbling about how he couldn’t believe I was letting her go. That wasn’t helping my crying situation one bit. I did let her go though, and knowing that we would see her (and the rest of my family) in a few weeks, helped.
Baltimore is about an hour and a half away from Harrisburg. We’d been driving for about an hour and Ella had been screaming at the top of her lungs for 40 minutes. Tom turns to me and says, “I miss Keeley.”
I do to.