Monday, March 26, 2012

Good-byes


How can a mother's heart hold so much love, and carry so many varying emotions? All at the same time. One day after the birth of our tenth grandbaby, we gathered at a little lake park near the hospital where our youngest daughter, her husband and their newborn baby were, and the rest of us had a little good-bye picnic together as family. (We missed our daughter & family in Texas, as they had planned to be here at the time of Eva's birth and of Seth's leaving, but some sickness in the family kept them from coming.) 

It was a bittersweet time together, as we prepared to say good-bye to our oldest son, Seth, before he moved to San Francisco, following his dreams of a new job in that fascinating city. Five of our six (grown) children have been living close by - and now, one more would be leaving. We are excited and thankful for this move for Seth, and are amazed at all the doors that God has opened up for him with this move - but we will miss him so much. We're also so thankful that baby Eva came in time for Seth to meet her and hold her in his arms. Two days before he would be leaving for San Francisco ...

The time for the final good-byes came the following day after our picnic together ...



A tearful good-bye at the airport the next day - wiping of tears, and warm hugs as part of my heart left for San Francisco ... 

Thanking God for family, for love, and for holding us together even when we're apart ... 

(Credit: photo collage template at top of this post, a free download from The CoffeeShop Blog.)


1 comment:

  1. One of the hardest parts of mothering is watching a child move away. We have two children about 2,000 miles away from us and with them grandsons. My heart reaches for yours in prayer as Seth moves away.

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