Thursday, September 28, 2006

Up. Up and Away


Up in the atmosphere, up where the air is clear oh lets go fly a ....plane.
I love flying. Up above the clouds, looking down on the earth from 500 miles up. Its exhillarating. As close to heaven as you can get while your heart is still ticking. I can spend the entire flight, just gazing out that tiny window. So calm and peaceful, high up above the concerns of the world. But ours was only a short flight, and we touched down safely on solid ground. Back to reality with a bump.
I've been away for a week. It went by so fast. Every day, my Mother in Law and I went to the hospital for at least four hours, often for longer. We would see Kayla starting to get tired and suggest we let her rest. But she would say, please dont go, you are only here for a few days so I want you here as long as possible. So we stayed for a few hours each day. Kayla is on strict bed rest for two weeks to make sure her incision heals well. After only a few days she is already restless. So was glad for the extra company. The docs are happy with her progress so far, but dont want her to take any chances on the infection recuring. However bored she is of her bed, she is busy making plans for the future. She has set herself a goal of being well enough to be able to go trick or treating. She may be a very grown up sixteen year-old in many ways, but having her set that goal, tells me she is still a little girl. With all the same needs and wants of any child.
This little girl has such a huge, huge place in my heart. A tear slipped down my cheek as our plane left Edmonton. I looked down on that city, hating to be leaving her, and said to myself "Bye Kayla". I dont know when I will get to see her again, but it cant be soon enough.

19 comments:

Chana said...

Kayla is so lucky to have all your love. i'm so happy that you got to see her and spend time with her.
i'm glad she is progressing well. hope that it only keeps on going that way.
i am too scared when i fly. i freak over anything and everything. i don't think you want to go anywhere near a plane with me, lol..but i'm glad you enjoyed it.

don't cry, i don't want you sad...you will see Kayla again soon...she will come to you and visit and enjoy Vancouver soon, you will see..

hugs.

Deanna said...

glad you liked the flight, and knowing you... you will find a way for Kayla to come and visit for a good long time....

Summer said...

Glad you are back home safe and sound, and i am sure that you are very thankful for the time you spent with Kayla...i hope she has a wonderful Halloween!

Gary said...

I am hoping for al lth best for Kayla. Keep us posted.

Whenever I have flown I have always hoped for a window seat and a clear day. I love to look at the world from my birds eye view.

Meow said...

What wonderful people Kayla has looking out for her. Sending lots of hugs and best wishes.
Take care, Meow

EMOB said...

Perhaps one of Kayla's next goals will be to come visit Vancouver? She'd have lots of blogger fans cheering her on I'm sure!! :)

sharon said...

She's a lucky girl to have an aunt like you. She obviously knows it, too, since she wanted you to stay with her so much. That kind of love doesn't know distance.

Bobbie said...

Glad you had a safe flight home although you must have been sad to leave Kayla. She is so determined to recover and I'm sure it must be hard on her to be confined to strict bed rest.

Take care and have an enjoyable Friday.

ellen said...

It's hard to not love a girl with Kayla's spirit. I hope she gets her wish to go trick-or-treating, and that you get yours, to see her again soon. I know how difficult it is to be separated by distance from those you love.

jel said...

I'm glad that you got to spend some time with Kayla!



glad you had a safe trip!

OutHouse Capital of Canada said...

Glad you are home and had a good visit with Kayla but missed you not posting all week.

See you in just over one week

Dad

deni said...

I am so glad Kayla is doing better, she has such a strong, determined spirit. I am glad she is looking to the future and making goals.

She is still in my prayers.

*HuGS*

Curtis said...

Glad to hear Kayla is doing well and has lots of spirit. Yes flying is one of the coolest things, I really enjoy it myself. You have a wonderful week now ya hear.

Monica said...

I'm glad Kayla is doing better. She's so special to so many of us and a large part of that is because you have made her so real and alive to all of us. Hope you're all doing well.

Brian said...

I still think a lot about Kayla. She is an inspiration to all of us, and I know you have been to her.

Dick said...

It is good to hear that Kayla is doing well. As to the flight, it is fun but I have grown to really like a much slower way of travel with my RV. Of course I don't have to be back on any specific date to go back to work.

Karen said...

I'm sure your presence helped her more than any medication could, to feel your love is the best medicine. I'm so proud of her, continuing to fight. I'm keeping her in my heart and prayers.

The power of prayer is amazing, recently with my dad, many prayers were answered and blessings sent.

*HUGS*

Kathy said...

I'm praying for a rapid recovery for Kayla.

We want to see photos of her loading up on candy, she deserves this wish.

John said...

Great shot? Was this an Airbus model A 330 or a Boeing? Happy landings!