My parents had a cookout tonight for my sister, a goodbye party I guess. That's us above, my three siblings and our husbands/wife and kid(s). My sister is moving this coming Friday and taking my three beautiful nieces and husband with her. She's moving over 500 miles away. I know to some this is probably petty, but it's been really hard for me. I'm not just saying goodbye to just one person, but five.
I wish their was a reason behind the move, like a great job or they're moving closer to his family or something... but it's just because they want to. I know some people who have said they have done this and just needed a change, but I haven't been there so I don't know and it's hard for me to accept that. I can't imagine leaving everything I ever knew to go to a town where I didn't know a soul... and I can't imagine myself desiring such a life. This is her life though, so I'm doing my best to put on a happy face and be supportive.
I'm going to be an emotional wreck Friday. They're having a "load the truck & say goodbye" party. I have a feeling I'm going to do the ugly cry. At least I know I won't be the only one since my other sister is pregnant :)
But I don't know how to say goodbye to my nieces. I was thinking about getting the girls a goodbye bracelet or some small gift.
I probably sound so selfish with this whole post. I just needed a place to put my thoughts and feelings together.