Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saying Goodbye

     "Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair." 
~William Cowper

     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.

1 comment:

  1. Youre not selfish. You can't help the way you feel; only the way you act. You are sucking it up and being supportive.


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