‘I’ve been thinking a lot about goodbyes lately as many of my friends have gone on to new things. I have friends and family all over the world and as the time between visits becomes longer I am struck with the emotional attachments that people can have on a person. I have also realized the great need to be intentional and love in the moment, not wait for a better time to come. These are my thoughts.’

Goodbyes make for trying times with all those blurry lines

Goodbyes mean for so many tears as well as a few small fears.

Will this person want to keep in touch?

12557850_931902600236245_808412617_oAm I going to do enough?

How does one make the miles smaller?

How do you keep things in order?

There’s only so much a person can do

To make the relationship stay true.

Pray, Skype, write a few letters,

send a Facebook message hoping it’ll get better.

But that doesn’t make the truth any easier,

sometimes it will just be a bother

to write that person or even say hi.

And I guess the real question is why?

They were special to you for a significant season,

and there must be more than one reason

you want to keep in touch and stay friendsgoodbye-flower-1456187

maybe you have to look at it through a different lens.

I don’t have answers to life’s hard questions.

I guess it just has to be our mission

to show love wherever we can;

being present has to be a part of the plan.

All in all goodbyes aren’t my deal.

‘See you later’ is more my style.

In this life with people all over the world that I know,

I have to water the seeds that are sown.

Being intentional isn’t always easy

and sometimes it’s OK to be cheesy.

Live, love, and say you care,

before that person will no longer be near.

Ivy Miller

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