Sunday, September 07, 2008

Smiling (on the inside)

Last night was our goodbye party. Stories were told, games were played, cocktails were flowin' and a few tears were shed. It was one very emotional night. My heart feels full when I think of the people in my life that I have grown to love over the last 5 years, and those I just recently became close with as well. You can't place a time frame on true friendships, they just sort of happen and grab hold of you and in turn make you feel whole inside. Yesterday felt more like a celebration of these lasting friendships rather than a farewell to the life we have known.

It's nice to feel loved. And to love.

I love.

I'm going to lie back down for a while but for now here is a quote I'd like to share from the book, The Shack:

"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."

-Frederick Buechner.


ChiTown Girl said...

So true, so true...

Good-bye Party?! I didn't realize the big move was that close! Good Lord. No wonder I haven't heard from you in a while. I hope things are going as well as can be expected.

How's Satan these days? Still sprinkling your house with brown pee?

karengberger said...

What a beautiful and insightful quote. You are right; I would love to read this book.

So glad that the party filled your heart full. I am sorry this has all been so hard on you, and I hope that the party gives you some fuel for the days ahead. I am sure you will let your light shine wherever you are, and you will love and be loved. God bless you, my friend.

Clippy Mat said...

oh that happy full heart. :-) best feeling ever!

Gina said...

that really is a lovely qoute; glad you are feeling full of happiness :)

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I'm glad you're reading this book. Are you enjoying it?