This is the end of two long days of family stuff—some of it good, some of it sad. So many changes they make a long, multi-branched sequence like a polymer. Today, I said goodbye to my father before he moves away. I don’t think I will see him in California again.
I’m looking for the upside, but haven’t a clue where it is yet.
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So much bittersweet. But I do believe we find what we’re looking for, so it’s good that you’re looking for the upside. Here’s to the polymer life! Prayers, my friend.
Thanks. I’m an unset jello at the mo’.
I didn’t realize he was moving. I know how much you treasure your time with him–and I hope you have many occasions still to visit him. Hugs across the miles to you.
Hard to see the upside of dad going away. No matter how long. No matter how far.
I know you’ll miss him, and it would be difficult for me to find the upside in the situation too.
I understand your ambivalence over your father moving – take heart, my friend. I agree with Ros; When we seek we find. Praying the upside finds you quickly.
I always picture your dad as being in Ireland! Even when he’s not!
It’s rough closing one of life’s chapters. When I was younger, I took such changes in stride with a smile. Now I know better. Every big change has some loss.
On the other hand, your dad is just a phone call away. And it will be kind of fun to visit him in his new digs, right?
Families are funny things, Saying goodbye to your Pa must be hard. I just said goodbye to my sister and I have to admit to being relieved to wave her off! SO BOSSY!! c