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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

She's Leaving

And I'm bummed. 

It feels like everything is about to change...my friend's move...the seasons change...school starts next week...and other things.  I am bracing myself against all the change and trying to remember to take it one day at a time.  I don't consider myself a person who has difficulty with change, but this time feels a little different.

She'll probably hate this picture..her eyes are closed, but there it is.  My friend. in the park. on a sunny day.  I'm an introvert.  I don't make friends easily.  I don't have what I would call a lot of friends, particularly in my adopted suburban community.  She is special.  She was my neighbor.  She showed me how she does the stay at home mom thing.  She showed me how she navigated the social scene at the school.  She introduced me to Letterboxing.  We share a love of photography, cooking, reading, knitting...she helped me feel like I'm enough just being me.  She has about the most generous heart of anyone I know and today I have to say goodbye to her. and it hurts more than I thought it would.

3 comments:

  1. Don't think of it as losing a friend. Think of it as having a new place to visit a dear, old friend.

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  2. I am with you. This leaving andmoving thing hurts way more than I thought it would. You offer so many compliments that I'm not sure I'm worthy of, but I will say thank you.

    You were(gulp)a neighbor but will always be a friend in my heart. We will stay in touch. I am not saying goodbye to the pacific northwest forever, cannot do it, too much of my heart is here. And, you can always come freeze yourself or sweat yourself silly in Minnesooooota.

    Hugs and love, my friend.

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