so many good-byes….
Over the course of the past six months, there has been one thing I’ve done often—I’ve said good-bye.
I never dreamed of the good-byes that would face me, but God knew, and he has walked me through each one.
Just 5 short months ago, I said good-bye to my hero—my sweet dad. I held his hand, and through tears that wouldn’t stop falling, I told him I love him, and I said good-bye.
The pain was agonizing, yet the hope that we will be together again one day has carried me through.
This past January brought another good-bye, though this one unexpected.
I said good-bye as my firstborn walked away from me, from our family and our home, to live life her way….
In the months that have followed her leaving, I have had to say good-bye to many of the dreams that I had for her…
I said good-bye to the reality that I will no longer be graduating my first home schooler this may, and I won’t be celebrating with her as she throws her graduation cap in the air as she walks down the aisle.
There have been other dreams, now gone, that I have had to grieve and say good-bye to…..
And all the while, God has held me and promised me that he will never say good-bye.
**i’m linking up today with Lisa jo for five minute Friday…..