The last stop of our trip, Cedar Point, was a celebration of sorts for having made it that far. We almost didn't go when the weather looked a little iffy, but went through with it at the last minute and had so much fun! To make it even better, I got a text two days before that my college roommate, Laura, whom I haven't seen in years (and had never met most of her kids) had decided to plan a spontaneous road trip to come meet us there!
I circled the places I thought they might have gone, growing more frantic by the minute. It suddenly seemed like everyone was wearing green and neon jackets like the ones I was so desperately looking for. I didn't want to call Laura unless I had good news, but finally I felt like I had to update her. I called her number and felt an immediate rush of relief when her happy voice answered, "I found them!" It turns out they had gotten off the gondola and started walking back to the other entrance, thinking we would still be there. It makes sense, considering the other rides we had done thus far they had ridden alone and met us back at the ride entrance. Another mom has seen them walking alone, and helped them get to the "Lost Persons" booth (not the lost and found-- thank you helpful worker), where Laura was waiting. Phew!! The crisis was averted, and we didn't have any repeat performances the rest of the day.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. - Flavia Weedn