A Child's Goodbye
I don't know what is harder, watching your child say good bye to a friend or having to explain to her that it will happen time and time again.
We are a military family but I don't want to make this that kind of post. I am a huge fan of military lifestyle posts. It's what I can relate to the most, but saying goodbye is not a military thing, it's a life thing. I have said countless goodbyes to friends and family members and some goodbyes are harder then others . I remember being a little girl and having to say good bye and how it was so much more felt back then. I guess you could consider me a big girl now when it comes to certain emotions.
I myself tend to be a happy person, as is my daughter. I only really cry during movies or if someone who is super close to me dies, and even then I cry for all of 5 minutes and then I look on the brighter side of things and get on with my day. I have tried explaining to my daughter that it is ok to say goodbye to a friend because that gives her room to make more, and just because they are moving does not mean she won't see them again. How else do you put something like that? But the tears still flow and the conversations never get easier.
We are only 4 years into this military life and are hoping for 20+ more. So I guess you could say there are going to be a lot of goodbyes. I am thankful she is only 6 right now so maybe this journey will get easier. And well thank goodness for facebook, instagram, twitter, facetime and so on, so at least when she gets old enough to responsibly use any of those she can keep in contact with her friends so much easier.
I know this is a choppy post, it was more of what is going on today then an actual statement about anything :] I hope you all have a blessed week .