Sunday, May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 16th at around 4pm, the driving crew set out from Iowa to drive to our new home in North Carolina. Jarrod, Andy, Cory, Amber C & Amber DC, and their friend Sheila all got into one of our cars and the U-Haul truck (towing our other vehicle), and took off. Amber DC kept in touch with me along the way, letting me know status updates periodically about the kids and the dog. Jarrod let me know every time they entered a new state.
Saturday night I had planned on staying at my mom’s house with Evan and Felix. However, things didn’t work out quite as planned, so Evan ended up staying at a friend’s house, and I ended up staying with a different friend. Felix did fine overnight, for the first night ever spent away from home. And the next morning we got ready, and my mom picked up us, and then picked Evan up, and took us all to the airport in Des Moines. It was a tearful good-bye, and very hard to walk away from my mom. I knew she and I would miss each other miserably. After many hugs and tears, we parted ways and we were on our way to our gate.