Monday, August 07, 2006

Hello and goodbye

Holidays with families are always very special times. There is the chance to see just how much the children have grown, to hear the latest stories from their parents about the most recent words of wisdom from the youngest members of the family, and the opportunity to share memories. Sadly, the time draws to a close all too soon and it's time to say goodbye.

It's a small thought that can also be a consoling one. We can only say goodbye because there has also been the chance to say hello, to come to know and love someone. The farewell might be painful, but it doesn't compare to the greatness of the joys that have been shared in the togetherness. Those joys are irreplaceable.

God bless,
Sr. Janet