I’m feeling a bit sad this morning. I’ve had to say goodbye to a wonderful friend who is off on a new adventure with her family. Absolutely the best decision for her family, and I’m really happy for them … but there is a little part of me that is crying.
Our children got along well, they were in the same year ages at school, and the same classes. We have a similar style of parenting, and would use each other as a happy face to off-load to if we needed it. We didn’t catch up every day, or even every week, but knowing that she lived just around the corner and had my back was an important part of our relationship.
So, today I’m going to sit in my little self-pity corner, and allow myself to feel a little bit sad, and cry when I need to … and then I’ll remember that we will be visiting the area that she’s moved to in less than a month. I’ll remember that she’ll be back for a week in April, and that we are often driving through her new area, once or twice a year. I’ll remember that Facebook, and Instagram, email, and phone calls and texts will still keep us connected and I’ll be fine.
I wish her all the best.
I’ll miss seeing her at the school drop-off and school pick-up, so I’ll be sad for today, and then I’ll be happy that she is such a good friend that the distance won’t matter to our friendship.