Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Sad Goodbye

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time, you've seen pictures of my friend Rachel and her children. Rachel and I were in kindergarten together and then my family moved to the other side of town. We ended up at the same high school and have been best friends ever since. (That was a long time ago) We have been through weddings, moves, deaths, births, fires, good times and bad. Her family is moving to TN to become head pasters of a great church. I am so happy and proud of them, but it is really hard to see them go. It's bad enough for she and I to be so far away, but the kids really break my heart. They truly love each other. I guess we'll be making road trips to TN now. You think next week is too soon?
Wesleigh bossed Caitlin around all night. Today, she actually thought I was going to ride the bike like that!

Our 7 children. Her 3 are in the same grades as my boys.

When they were leaving, they pretty much ran out the door so we wouldn't break down. It was effective but didn't keep me from crying half the night (and as I type this). This goodbye is really rough.


Kim said...

True friends are hard to find.. glad you have one and you will always have her..
Trips will be fun..
LOVE the photos.
Sending you BIG HUGS..
Love ya..

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

Oh girl I feel your pain. My BFF moved almost exactly one year ago....only 8 weeks after coming home with Hayden. They moved 1500 miles away to S. Cal and while we love to visit them, and have several times already it still just breaks my heart that we can't just call one another and say "let's run and grab lunch or coffe" or "please run errands with me today"
So hard to have to say goodbye or even see ya soon. But it does get a little easier....until you see each other again and then it is hard again:( Sorry I wish I was being more positive, but it is what it is, and I do feel your pain!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry. I know unfortunately from moving how very hard this is...I really do. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord that Tennessee is a beautiful place to visit!!! I love the photo of ALL of you. How precious is that?

Deanna said...

Yuck!! Goodbyes (even temporary ones) are always hard. At least you can visit and how sweet those visits will be!! LOVE the pic of Rachael and Wesleigh!! Thinking of you!!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

I'm sorry : ( it's so hard to say good-bye.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

oh dear. that is so tough. I hate change especially this kind.


DiJo said...

I'll meet you in Nashville anytime!!! Plus I want to meet Rachel!!! And, you know why! Wardrobe consulting perhaps?? :)


Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh, moving away STINKS!! I am happy for them - it sounds like they are moving on to a great adventure. I can't help but think of the song by Michael W. Smith, "Friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them.." so sad :(

It will make traveling to see them very sweet..

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