Goodbye

Did you know that I enjoy writing? Writing poetry? I wrote poems constantly when I was in upper elementary school. I don't write them often now, but sometimes there is no better way to express yourself.

I wrote this back in April when I was really struggling with the thought of telling my siblings that I was moving to Florida. I felt God very gently remind me that I would have eternity with them in heaven, and then ask me if I could give Him my few short years here on earth to serve Him.

It is incredibly hard to wrap my brain around that, but I am trusting God that He will give me the grace and strength I need to live on the other side of the country from my family.

This was written to be a song...it hasn't quite made it there yet. But here are the words. They are a comforting reminder to me when I get very sad about moving.

Tears slip softly down my face
As I watch you drive away
Have you ever noticed how everything goes silent when you feel alone?

No longer there to laugh with me
No longer there to cry or sing
Have you ever noticed how the world feels empty when you're left behind?

But i know a day is coming
When we will never say goodbye
And although I am not there with you
During these moments here on earth
Don't cry, just think ahead to what will come
This life is just the beginning
We have eternity ahead

Written words and photographs
Just simply aren't the same
Have you ever noticed how hearing their voice just makes you miss them more?

What if someday it's not you
But its me who says goodbye
Have you ever noticed how much harder it is when you're the one to leave?

But i know a day is coming
When we will never say goodbye
And although I am not there with you
During these moments here on earth
Don't cry, just think ahead to what will come
This life is just the beginning
We have eternity ahead

But I know that I am heaven bound
This is earth is just a passing place
A day is coming when we'll never say goodbye
So if we hold on tight to Jesus
I know we'll see Him face-to-face
The best is yet to come in heaven - eternity with no goodbyes
Be blessed.
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