Friday, July 10, 2009

Nate's goodbye

I am writing this now, before I forget it.

When we left Singapore, we were seen off by my parents and my brother Kevin. Poor people, they had to wake up at 3am to make sure we got to the airport on time. After going through security and customs, we turned around to wave goodbye to my family through the glass. I was carrying Nate over my left shoulder, and he kept on waving as we walked towards the gate.

Then he said:

'Goodbye Kevin! I'll see you later. I'll be back soon.'

There was of course no way Kevin was going to hear it, and it was probably just as well. It was said in such a sincere voice it would have broken his heart. It damned near broke mine, and I just barely held it together as we approached our gate.


kevin Chin said...

Thanks for posting that ... it was really really hard to say goodbye this time. But it was fantastic to finally have met Nate and to have gotten along so well with him. I really do miss him heaps. Will plan to visiting when I can.

Justin said...

No worries man, I wanted to write it down before I forgot about it. I told mum and dad about it when I spoke to them yesterday, but I wasn't sure if you spoke to them since. Anyway, I think he misses you too. Looking forward to when you can come and visit. Let us know when and we'll be waiting!