A long sad week..

A week ago today I took my parents to the train station.

They are not coming back home.

They took Amtrak from Reno to Miami, and yesterday they flew from Miami to Ecuador.

They will be seeking residency in Ecuador.

I’m still processing it. I may be 31, but it’s still not easy. My younger brother is 1,700 miles away in Canada. My older sister is 2,600 miles away in Maryland. As the crow flies (straight line distance) my parents are about 4,000 miles away in Cuenca, Ecuador.

I need to dust myself off and deal with the fact that the last 18 months have changed my family forever. Buttered Popcorn jelly beans have been helping. 😛