We have The Date!
Unwilling to handle single motherhood for six weeks along with aliyah, packing, storing, closing accounts, paying bills, and living out of a suitcase while missing my Better Half, I opted to call Nefesh B'Nefesh and told them I would be going on ahead of their scheduled July 5th flight. The I called the shaliach, and following her instructions, made reservations for an El Al flight out of LAX on June 19th. This will get us to Israel after only a month's separation, and in time for both offsprings' birthdays to be celebrated in Eretz Israel.
We're SO behind! As much as we've done, we still have tons to do--closets to clean out; more trips to Goodwill; books to pack; an entire garage to finish sorting through....I'm overwhelmed, and 'vacation' is almost over, I'm back to work on Monday---but only for two short weeks. Then I'm retired. Officially. Nada. Genug. Maspeak. I can hang up the badge and ID and call it quits after 26 years of nights and weekends....26 years of typically 6 day weeks......it's not the age, it's not simply the time in service-- it's the mileage.
'And miles to go before I rest," Robert Frost said. I have done as many miles as I can do on this road----a new road opens before us and that's the fork I am willingly taking, ready for new sights, a new life.