I don’t think I had ever realized how exhausting it is to say goodbye.
I realized it last night when I collapsed into bed at 8:12pm after a full weekend of goodbye meetings and dinners and services.
It’s a strange space to be in as we linger between saying goodbyes knowing we aren’t going to see our loved ones on a regular basis anymore and then being excited for the chapter God has ahead of us for our little family of four. It’s tough and exciting all at the same time.
It can be an emotional rollercoaster for sure. And I am learning that an emotional rollercoaster (as with any normal rollercoaster) takes a toll on my physical body.
Please don’t get me wrong, we are absolutely loving our time with our friends and family. In fact, we are the ones asking and demanding and planning to see you all. Our times with you all have been nothing short of fruitful, nourishing, loving, and rich. But eventually we have to give that one final hug goodbye…rollercoaster, I tell ya.
I dropped into bed last night going how on earth am I going to survive this week of even more rollercoaster goodbyes?
And then a simple whisper…
“Come to me… and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
So today we have been still visiting but in the comfort of our home, allowing ourselves to slow down and rest in the wonderful conversations and the in between downtime. Keep praying that we would not loose steam, that we would enjoy and be present for every interaction, and that we would find rest.
These girls are super troopers. They have been dragged all over the place and have really been a blessing to us and so many others. Am so proud of my little girls.