Yesterday afternoon we dropped off Carla and Aaron at then airport in St. Maarten. Carla needs to be back "home" for a few weeks to help out some of her clients with their year ends. It's a trip that we planned for her to make from the beginning but even with all the forewarning it was a very sad occasion. I think that there's a saying that goes something like distance makes the heart grow fonder. I think it's the other way around. Spending the past 5 months sharing all these amazing experiences, both the good and the bad, has only brought us closer. And now we're looking at spending 3-4 weeks apart.
The boat felt quite empty when we returned last night. The sounds were different, the routine was different and we were all a little out of sorts this morning too. I just hope that the time passes quickly and we can get back to spending time together.