until next year…

Farewell, Simon. We’ll miss you.

In seven weeks, I’ll get to spend some time with Grant, and then I’ll have to say my goodbyes to him as well.

Grant called late last night (actually, early this morning) with the intention of leaving me a phone message. I answered it because I was still up. He told me his parents are coming over his last week here and he’s very excited because we will get to meet. He said part of the reason they’re coming is because they want to meet us to thank us for taking such good care of him this summer. I can’t tell you how humbling that is and how much that fillls my heart.

As hokey as it sounds, these lads were dropped into our lives for a reason. A little piece of my heart breaks each tim they leave, and this time will be especially hard because they’ll be thousands of miles away. As much as it pains me to let them go (cuz face it, I’m a selfish bitch and want to keep them) (my apologies to their real mums) I am so glad we had our time together.

Next year can’t get here quick enough.

Love you, lads.

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