Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Saying goodbye yet again
My children are tired of saying goodbye. Lexi woke up at 6am yesterday sobbing and asking "why mommy? why do the people we love keep leaving us?" in the last month they have said goodbye to my parents, Teal's parents, and some sweet friends they met (and bonded instantly with!) that were here for 5 weeks from California. How do I explain this to her sweet, tender, 6 year old heart? I hurt when my babies hurt, and let me tell you-this last year my heart has broken over and over and over. Lexi has made a darling new friend at school, and the other day she said, "you know, "M" isn't going to be my best friend any more." I asked her why, and she said "Because probably he is going to move." I assured her he is here to stay, and she was very glad to hear it. It made me think, though, that she is already trying to protect herself from the sadness by not getting too attached. I pray that God would protect her little heart, and that she will just be free to be the ball of energy and joy and adventure that she was created to be.