tonight my dearest friend thida with her son, ram, flew out to san francisco. her husband has been based in this state for years, but in a matter of hours, the three of them will be together. it’s about time.
last night we cried buckets. that’s how we are everytime one of us goes away for an indefinite period of time. what used to be a bunch of us girlfriends who have been together since gradeschool is now down to four… with another one scheduled to leave anytime soon to work abroad.
we pray that one day when we have already established our lives and have set aside enough savings to enjoy our retirement, we’ll be together again and do the same old things like eating in one of the tapsihan joints back here in our town when it’s close to midnight – just like the way we used to.
so goodbye for now, thiday! you know we love you.