It's 4am, and I'm sitting in front of the laptop trying to work. My days have been evolving around work, constant work. For the past few weeks, sleep has been minimal. I don't know how long I can last like this, but at work, we've been asked to push for the last leg.
Reading Ly's and Thuy's blogs, I realize that they have been missing Bao who's gone on his Japan trip. I have been so consumed with work that I have not thought about it, but I feel that this time, it's a little easier. I'm sure it's easier for the departed, and the ones who are left behind. I remember the first time he was away for the scout camp, I felt very empty, and worried. Worried that he would be homesick. I knew that he would be well taken care of physically, but not emotionally. This time, I think Bao can take care of himself, even emotionally.
All these years, we've been trying to give Bao, Thuy and Huan the best armor to cope with life when they become adults. Bao is out trying his new wings and I believe he's doing fine. Soon he will be away for college, and living by himself, or with friends, or another part of life, marriage and children.
I then think about Huan. Will he have strong wings to fly?