I've never been one who is good at saying goodbyes! And attending seminary didn't help that at all, the community was always changing around me. I am thankful for a dear friend who shared Joyce Rupp's book "Praying our Goodbyes!" It helped me look at goodbyes in a different light.
Now I'm not saying goodbyes are easy cuz they are not at all! I honestly have a hard time saying goodbye at all! I've been thinking more and more about this as I get ready to experience another goodbye in my life.
It is so hard to capture in words. I'm excited about this new adventure but it is so hard to say goodbye. I keep finding myself clinging to the word bittersweet; this is all so very bittersweet!
Yet I know in my heart of hearts that this is truly where the Holy Spirit is leading. I just wish saying goodbye wasn't so hard and that saying goodbye didn't involve me investing in Kleenex stock.
So as I prepare to say goodbye, I'm finding myself praying every moment; praying every step of this goodbye!