I’m linking up with The Gypsy Mama today for “Five Minute Friday.” My goal is to do this 5 minute writing prompt from now on. Here’s hoping!
Today’s prompt: Good-bye
It feels like I’ve said it so many times by now that it should get easier.
But it doesn’t.
As I look ahead to the future, I see those words written all over it. When we are done in Fort Wayne. When we go over seas. Every time we come back to the States. Next time we see the brother or the in-laws.
Every Mother/Daughter weekend.
We met an older couple at a soccer game in Nyack, and the wife said something that I will never forget. She said, “If we don’t see you again down here, we’ll see you on the other side.”
It helps me remember that this one little phrase that I dread so much is only a temporary thing. Some day, those words will be a distant memory, never to be uttered again.
But for now, every goodbye, every heart-wrenching farewell means that we have loved, laughed, cried, sung, prayed, and enjoyed life together.
Besides, without the goodbye, there would never be the welcome home.