Goodbyes are always hard and I seem to be having more than my fair share lately. From situations moving on to losing people I know I will never have the same relationship with again, it’s sad, it really is. I don’t think anything prepares you for the heartache of saying goodbye to someone.
Losing someone who has been a constant in your life is pretty damn hard but when you have given it your all and you still can’t make it work, it makes you wonder if it really is time for a change. People move on and as I always say its best to look forward and not back. I am in a good place right now so although the goodbyes hurt I know I will be happy again.
Friendships are something I cherish, I count most of my friends as family as we have been through thick and thin together. Gone are the days when girlfriends are dumped at the first sign of a boy, these days it takes a lot more to break BFFs but unfortunately there are still some things that can come between friends and usually it is no ones fault, you grow apart, lives go in different directions and you lose contact. I am feeling that today.
Another goodbye happening soon is one set of my neighbours, the time has come for them to move on due to arthritis and not being able to manage the stairs anymore. The first day we moved in we spoke and realised we shared the same name which has been a constant laugh when anyone yells for Debbie in the garden, we both go running to see what’s up! We have had countless conversations over the fence and shared goodness knows how many glasses of wine while putting the world to rights.
I will be sad to see them go as they have been really good friends since the first day we moved in but short of being able to consider getting a stair lift and adapting the bathroom etc for ease of use they really don’t see any way they can stay.
So yes, goodbyes are always hard and we have to come through the other side stronger.
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