Friday, May 15, 2009

airports = sad

As excited.as I am to get away for a few days and thankful that I have an airport to speed up that process... I still see airports as a sad place. For me this time around it is actually quite a happy thing. But (and maybe this is just my "glass-half-empty" mentality) usually it seems someone is leaving or you/me is going away. This makes me sad... Last time I was in this airport I was kissing Kevin goodbye at the end of R&R. I miss him right now.
Well today, as I said I am excited to be jetsetting my way to sunny California! As I made my way to the gat (at the end of our small terminal) I passed a group of 4 or 5 ladies and a few kiddos with welcome home balloons. they had that all too familiar look on their faces of exhaustion, anxiety, excitement, and love... So they were obviously waiting for their soldiers. I waited for my plane to arrive for a short 20 mins or so and watched each of their men de-plane and find their wife. Hugs. Kisses. Babies. So this makes the airport sad today. I am excited for them but jealous as well. I want my soldier home with me. I had my turn at R&R. Only fair they have theirs.
Time to go folks! I just had to blog about this quickly. My dramamene has kicked in. Sleep is forthcoming. Yawn. Have a great weekend all! See you sson MIL!! =)

6 comments:

jlc said...

Airports have such a bittersweet aura about them. I totally understand.

Don't worry your soldier we'll be home in just 4 months!

Lauren B. said...

aww I feel the same way! Airports are kinda bittersweet.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I work in at the airport and your right. Some days are really sad. The other day I saw a girl dropping off her significant other at the end of his r and r and she was breaking down. It killed me. I had to leave the checkpoint.

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I love LOVE airports! Everytime I walk into one, I get those excited butterflies and my eyes just glow with anticipation! But then, airports have never been a sad thing for me yet...I've never had to drop Robert off for a deployment or anything...We were always long distance dating while he was deployed so never had to do that...I love seeing all the people and wondering where their from, where their headed and why! I just love it all! Especially when its me going on an adventure:p Ha! Hope your having fun!

lola said...

the next time I'm at an airport, I'll be picking Matt up :) (hopefully!) :) I can't wait. :)

Nikki said...

Airports are bittersweet. It was so hard to board a plane alone this weekend and then to land in Chicago and see guys walking around in their ACU's. It about killed me and I had to run to the bathroom to cry.