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I cried at the airport

05 May
2006

I tried to be strong and keep it together while spending my last moment with my wife at the airport today. My wife cry every time we have to separate; I usually hold it together pretty well and don’t cry at all. My mother raised me to not show my pains and emotion for my loved ones who are going away, because it will only make it harder on them. And so I seldom cried when we had to say bye.

Today was different. I cried my eyes out – I cried like a weeping baby – I cried like a panzy – I cried another river… the Ashley and Kevin River. But before our time were up, I sang for her one last time… I made her cry even more.

No, I didn’t hurt her ears! Silly.

Here are my lyrics:
I remember, the days we use to hold hands,
Walked around and making plans.
I remember, the times we use to just kiss,
Rolled about and making love.
I remember, the ways you use to tease me,
Always trying to make me pleased.
Now we’re half way around the world,
But we’re just a blink away.
So close your eyes and think of me,
Reach on out and hold my hands.
Tilt your head and feel my kiss,
Make a sound and hear my name.
You know it’s still the same.

Well, I dried my eyes and blew my nose like an elephant. I walked her to the check-point and spent another 10 minutes saying our farewell. I was fine… she cried. She finally walked through the gate and we kept blowing kisses to each other. But the moment she passed through the metal detector and out of site, I broke down.

The pansy in me came back, the river flooded again. When she looked back, I smiled real big so she wouldn’t know I was bursting in tears (she was too far to see all the tears). I just can’t believe I have to be away from my wife again for another 10 months. June will be 7 years since we’ve known each other. Yet, 3 of those were times we knew each other by voice only. Yeah, we met on the phone. I’m not going to tell you the whole story of how we met, but if you’re interested in that, go to my personal website: http://www.AshleyAndKevin.com

I know I’ve done so much and have carried myself just fine on my own, but it really isn’t easy. On the way back to the base, I threw up. I don’t know if it’s the anxiety or if it’s the Rice Crispy treats I ate. I’m seriously starting to think it’s the rice crispies because my wife has told me she’s been throwing up in the past few days and I had the same feeling… and it’s only since we started eating them.

Well, let me gather my strength…

I will now have more time to focus on my Internet business and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. You’re going to see a lot of changes through my current websites and new websites I will be churning out. Stay tuned for another Internet marketing odyssey. Have you had the chance to see my home page at Networker’s Debut? Check it out!

Kevin Lam
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Kevin Lam is a self-taught internet marketer, web developer and traffic conversion expert that started since he was 17 in 2000. Even throughout his 5 years in the Navy, Kevin continued to hone his skills. Kevin now owns multiple digital companies including a Strategic, Digital Marketing Firm, a Sales Funnel Concierge Service, General Support Company and other digital products.

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