To see my mother-in-law cry was just heartbreaking, but family moving away can be pretty heartbreaking. I certainly appreciate that. Sometimes my sister living in Washington makes me cry, too. It is painful to be physically separate from those you love. Emails and facebook don't cut it. Phones can only do so much, but at least the voice is there. (Woohooo family reunion in WA in 6 days!)
Still, we did our best to be celebratory even though there was certainly some regret at the prospect of Adam being a 20-some hour drive away from us. I am not sad for Adam really. I am sad for myself. I will miss him. Adam was the first member of Matt's family that I got close to which is why I think I find his leaving so especially sad. But, most importantly it is his life. I just want him to be happy--no matter where on this globe that might be.
But, when someone you care so much about is moving away it seems a celebration is mandatory!
There was grilling and eating. Badminton and beer drinking.