Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saying Good Bye

There's something special about "Mommy friends". Friends you've met along this journey of motherhood. You share a bond that you don't really form with folks from other parts of your life. The shared joys and dramas of having new children and trying to find your way through the maze of parenthood can tie you together.

Today I said good bye to a dear Mommy friend. She and her family are moving back to Canberra, Australia after 3 years in DC. I have only known her 1 year, but it was long enough to fall for her. I'm not sure if it's because it's raining outside, or because I realize it will be a long time before we see each other again, but I'm not taking it so well. It's not easy being left, just as it's not easy leaving.

Funny how good byes can make you think about where you want to be and what's in store for your future.

1 comment:

Catherine Ryan said...

I just had one of my good friends move to the south coast and another is moving back to the States. I can't help feeling slightly desperate about how I will cope without them. I totally hear you on this one.

Of course having another friend in Canberra gives you double the reason to come and visit. I am working on getting over there too...sometime in the next 10 years!

Is Canberra friend a DFAT person? Maybe she can be my friend!