We gathered with longtime friends on Memorial Day. This wasn’t a goodbye nice knowing you visit because we’ve been friends long enough that they see our moves as their vacation destinations. In fact, we see them more often living further away than we do living close by.
Their 7 year old daughter returned my jam jar filled with beach sand and made a card. In the card she wrote that the sand is “to comfort you” when you move so far from the beach.
I wasn’t expecting an emotional day, let alone an emotional moment yet this little girl grabbed my heart and the tears flowed. Surprise attack. Kids are good that way.
A little bit of LBC is going to Spokane so I won’t have to say goodbye to the beach after all.