Today Sanne and I traveled with Marion along to the airport Schiphol, because at last the day had arrived that Marion would travel for her work to the USA. There she will get an special training in commercial and communication area’s and she will learn to use that what she learned by working some time for the company in the USA.
After having breakfast and showering we both added the last things to our luggage. Yes, me too, because I would stay in Amsterdam after we said goodbye at the airport. Not much use in traveling back to Haaksbergen, specially not because on Sunday I would have a team event with some people from the company I work for in Amsterdam.
The taxi arrived perfect in time. And after picking up Sanne, he brought us to the railroad station of Hengelo. We had decided that traveling by train in this case would be the best and most comfortable way to get at the airport.
The journey by train went fast and without any problems. We were before we knew it at the airport. Always when you don’t want it time goes very fast.
Anyway, we were way in time at the airport, so the three of us had lunch together at a sandwich bar. After that we made a walk over the airport and bought the last things Marion needed.
Because we still had enough time we went to the promenade deck and in a soft rain we determined which runway would be used by the plane Marion would travel with. After standing there some time we realized that the time had arrived for Marion to check in and with that getting out of our reach.
A last hug… a last kiss… some soft words… And I must admit that I was biting my lips hard when I saw her disappear. As we promised each other, no phone calls or SMS’s that would make it harder for anyone of us.
Sanne and I went back to drink coffee. Neither of us was really in the mood to say something, so it stayed silent. Then the time arrived that we knew that Marion’s plane would take off, so we went back to the promenade deck and there we watched the plane maneuver to the right runway and we saw it take off smoothly.
Somehow I think Sanne and I now both had the need to talk a bit. So we sat down again for another cup of coffee. And I think that was a good thing. After some time we both felt a bit better again. I brought Sanne back to the railroad station of Schiphol and waved her out on her way back home.
I went back to the shops of the airport and bought me a movie to watch tonight. I bought “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, a new movie that I wanted to see anyway. I also bought a new 8Gb USB stick, because I lost my old one somewhere. After that I made me on my way to Amsterdam Old South where I normally stay throughout the week.
Marion, today was a day of many emotions, for all of us. And I saw the tear on your cheek when we said goodbye. I felt just the same and so did Sanne. Even with all these emotions, we want you to grab this great opportunity for you. You deserve this so much!!!!!!
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