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Things that makes this mother's heart go boom boom boom

*  when her son (E) waits at the gate and blows her 3 kisses every morning without fail when she takes him to school.

*  When her son (E) tells her that he loves her because she has a good heart. 109 more words

(m)otherwise Thoughts

Roots Instead of Feet

I love airports. There’s something terribly romantic about them. A cursory glance around the building will confirm this idea: there’s the couple clinging to one another, tears rolling as they try to draw out their farewell as long as possible; there’s the solitary girl napping, using her giant backpack as a makeshift pillow; and the family waiting for a flight to land to welcome back a relative from whatever far off place they had been. 311 more words


Final Countdown

Over four months ago I looked out my plane window over a city sprawling between the ocean and mountain ranges and thought to myself, “what am I getting myself into?” As I left the states I sacrificed a semester of memories with my best friends and studies at a university I love, family weddings and graduations, and the daily comforts of life in America for a country I knew very little about. 1,531 more words

Cape Town