There are days when the sun just won’t shine. Days when it hides behind clouds, or the sky is darkened with rain.
It’s rained a lot lately in Texas. I would say too much, but it’s so nice to have it, I loathe to disparage it too much.
There are other days, though, that have little to do with the sun in the sky. Days like today. No matter how pretty this day might turn out to be, the sun has hidden its face from me.
Today, like I do every summer, I walked part of my heart to the gate and watched her until I couldn’t see her any more.
Today, she cried. She hasn’t done that in a long time and it tore my heart out. It was all I could do to stand there and keep it together.
I’ll wait here until she’s off the ground, and then I’ll go home. And wait for my sunshine to come back.