I’ve never been good at saying goodbyes.
I cannot feel the sorrow until too late, it seems.
There is this hope in my heart of being together again. This hope is greater than the thought of separation.
Perhaps because, once in my heart, my loved ones are never far from me.
But the departure of a dear one warrants some recognition.
I said goodbye to my young friend, Nina, last night.
She is moving away from us…
And I will miss her.
I met these two beautiful ladies a few years ago in a writer’s class. We hit it off.
So every Tuesday evening we come together…to have a glass of wine and talk about writing, books, poetry, politics, family…whatever is on our hearts.
Sometimes we get silly.
Nina joined us a year or so ago.
Our little fledgling; finding her way on her own.
Her presence in my life has left marks of beauty.
Now we four are bound forever.
There is this promise:
Yes, there is this hope that we will meet together this way again.
Goodbye, my sweet friend, I love you!
The world is wide open…
Go now in peace,
Never be afraid.
God will go with you, each hour of every day.
Go now in faith,
Steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love,
And show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world will see.
God will be there,
Watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and