They are such a bummer.
In our family, they are a regular way of life. We are saying goodbye to a husband or Daddy every few months with only a promise of emails, a video chat every few weeks, and maybe a call or two. I’d like to say that I’m used to it and, on some level, I think that is true. But that doesn’t make it easier.
We all have goodbyes in our life on any given day. Our family may have a few more than most, but we all have them. For me, I find that taking the focus off the goodbye and to the upcoming hello is the best way to move forward. After a day or two of moping and chocolate, of course. 🙂
Hellos are so much more pleasant to think about… I can’t keep him from leaving, but I can turn my perspective forward and think about how amazing it will be to have him home. And often I think the goodbyes give me so much more to be thankful for.
What is your favorite (or least favorite!) thing about goodbyes?