Friday, April 13, 2012


I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Fridays.

Want to play Five Minute Friday? It’s easy peasy!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt- no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.
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The Word is Good-Bye

I hate good-byes. I don't like for things to end. Once started, I like for things to continue. However, I have said a lot of good-byes over the years. Some were excruciatingly painful. So much so, I started going into nearly every situation and relationship just waiting for the good-bye to come.

Why give, why put in effort if good-bye's are inevitable? Why experience new things if all good things really must come to an end?

But good-bye's are not always bad. In fact they provide many positives - growth, maturity, new opportunities, space, room, and closure.

Good-bye's are necessary in life.

If I had never said good-bye to my highschool days, I would never have gone onto to nursing school.

 If I never completed nursing school and said good-bye to my professors and classmates, I would never have become a nurse.

If I had never left my parents home, I wouldn't be married.

If I hadn't said good-bye to my birth control pill (and gone on to a fertility specialist for months, but you get the point) we would not have been able to say "Hello" to our Elliott Faith.

Just because situations and relationships come to an end isn't a reason to quit or not live and try new things. No, they are very reason you should.

Without Good-Bye's, maybe we wouldn't have new Hello's.


  1. So true. It seems we are all finding the hope in the goodbye that seems so painful at times. Nice five minute write.

    1. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  2. Very True! Most of the time good-bye leads us to growth and new things.

    1. Its so true! But even the anticipation of growth isn't always fun!:)

  3. I am totally with you on the dislike of goodbyes. I've had to say good bye to many friends the past few years and what I started finding was I would pull away from the ones who were still here. I anticipated they would leave too, so it would be easier to distance myself now. When I found myself doing this, I started to engage again. And I am so happy I did. The friends didn't end up moving, and I would have missed out on one of the closest friendships I have. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am hoping to say hello to some of the things you wrote about too!

    1. That is awesome, Malisa! Years ago I found myself in the same "relationship rut" - don't engage as they won't hang around. Like anything good I have to give/share is mine anyways, and not from above. What a selfish/self protective outlook! In His loving kindness, God showed me a pretty specific list of our to get out of my rut - a list, He knows my "love language!":) Be Open, Inviting, and Vulnerable. None of which I naturally do well. But with His help I am getting better, and I am living more fully then ever before. Here is to New Hello's in Him!