Farewell! A word that must be.

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Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been—
A sound which makes us linger;—yet—farewell!
~Lord Byron

We arrived at Chicago O’Hare at 2:00 PM and the boys were taken through security at 3:15. We spent our last minutes together playing Go Fish with V. while Jeremy tried to find out from O. more information about exactly where they live.  Airports are not furnished with a lot of seating in their Departures area, so we played cards on the floor until a minor coffee mishap led us to abandon that.  Then it was just a lot of standing around, hugging, snapping photos, and laughing at O. and Marissa goofing around.

Here are the photos from the airport.

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V. Jake and O.

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Big brother O.

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O. and Marissa

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Horsing around.

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Lizzy, O. V. and Emily

Jeremy, O., V., and Me.

Jeremy, O., V., and Me.

"It's time to go."

“It’s time to go.”

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Goodbye Jake.

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Hugs for Dad.

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Final glimpses.

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😦

The following verse is on a plaque that we gave O. for Christmas. It’s heartbreaking to know that at his age he is the father figure for their little family. We wanted to help them always remember that no matter what the future holds, they have a Father who will be with them and help them.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10).

One thought on “Farewell! A word that must be.

  1. George Bushlack says:

    Pretty sad to go through those pictures and feel the emotions that show as I looked at each one. They were truly treated wonderfully while they were here and I pray God’s protection on them. Thank you for showing them such love and attention and care over the past four weeks.

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