Friday, February 26, 2010
Goodbye's are never easy.
I'm an adult, I know that. I know that as an adult I will not and do not have as many "close" friends as I did at, say, 16. But, the friends that I am fortunate enough to call friends are very near and dear to me. My closest friend, Dee, and I have only known each other for about 7 years. In that time we have shared a lot of laughs and a whole lot of coffee! She has helped me through the good times and bad, and I hope I have done the same for her. It felt good to know that I had someone close by that I could call up anytime and I knew she would be there for me. Anytime. Day or night...she was there. Well, tonight her and the family packed up a U-Haul and headed to Florida. Some 1400 miles or so away. To say I am upset would be an understatement. I am absolutly heart-broken! Her children were like my own. They called me mom and I considered her my sister. What makes all of this even harder is the fact that tonight she had a "packing party" and they were planning on heading out in the morning. Well, the packing must have went faster than anticipated because by 6:30 they were done and Chris wanted to hit the road. Now. Needless to say, I had been planning on going over at 7 - after dinner - but they were gone. Like dust in the wind. My daughter KC called to tell us and I cried. I talked to Dee, and I cried. I made promises to visit and passed the phone to my daughter then went in the bathroom and, you guessed it, I cried. I got myself together for a while, then my husband asked why I hadn't left yet (for Dee's). I broke down again. I know that's a lot of crying for one adult, but I really feel like I didn't have "closure". I didn't get to say good-bye. I've already been online to check plane prices. $189 round trip. I just have to fly when it's 150 degrees out and even the "palmetto bugs" (ie: mutant cockroaches)are despretly searching for ac. No, goodbyes are never easy.