Monday, January 2, 2012

Saying Goodbye...Again

Last month, we had a sad surprise - that Brittnee, a respite care worker who has been with us for a year and a half, was leaving. Once again, it was time to say goodbye to someone who had become like a part of the family. It's hard when these respite care girls leave, although it is completely understandable. More often than not, they are college-aged and in serious relationships which lead to engagement then marriage.

There have been three wonderful girls we have gotten the privilege of knowing through respite care services. And I am continually impressed with their maturity, professionalism and most of all, their great care-taking skills with Faith.

While it is hard for us to see them go, it is great that there is e-mail, Facebook and even Skype so we can keep in touch. With all of today's technology it makes the goodbye seem not so final. So to Kimberly, Lindsey and Brittnee - three amazing young ladies who we are blessed to know through respite care - we wish you the best in all you do, wherever your journeys take you.

Faith and Brittnee

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely post! Saying 'goodbye' is bittersweet because it embraces the joy of building a friendship, while realizing that such a friendship may end one day. Ugh! With almost 30 years as a volunteer in various Nursing Homes, I have said one too many 'goodbyes'. One book that I found helpful in processing all this was 'praying your goodbyes'. I wrote a short post on it and linked it from my site [http://www.passion-4-life.org/praying-our-goodbyes/]. You might be interested in reading it as it seems to echo your sentiments.

    Blessings on your New Year

    Michael

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