Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I hate Goodbyes

Today was sad.

We said our awkward goodbyes to a family of super stars; The Roberts.

For the last 12 days we have had the fun situation of sharing our home with our friends before their move to Alaska. Our home has been full of laughter, commotion, screams, hilarious comments, friendship, food and so much more! 

Was it crazy? 

At times VERY. 

Would I do it again? 

In an instant! 

Over the past two years I have had the opportunity to watch Dallin (their youngest) and have come to really love that little guy. This morning I was playing with him and I told I was going to miss him SO much and that he is not allowed to grow too big. He looked at me with his puppy eyes and said very matter of fact, "Dessica, I am just so scared that I am going to forget what your house looks like, and forget what you all look like!" As my heart started racing I tried my hardest to push my tears back and promised him that I would send him pictures of us all at Christmas. He said, "That would be nice."

All morning I was dreading the Goodbye. I had told Lindsey yesterday that I am not a fan nor either good at Goodbyes. But the moment came to say my goodbyes, the luggage was all lined up in the car and I knew the instant I put my arms around Lindsey I would be a mess. I couldn't even speak, I was so overcome with love and gratitude that I had for this amazing woman and her family and felt terribly sad that I will no longer get to see her every Tuesday and Thursday. Those frequent visits always reminded me of the type of person I want to be. 

As much as goodbyes suck I think they help us realize what really matters. Relationships and friendships; that's what really matter. The people we meet and the relationships we develop are what can change us and draw us closer to God. This family has made an imprint on my heart and I simply can not wait to visit them in Alaska (Ben already had most of the trip planned.)


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