I don’t know anyone who likes goodbyes. Everyone has a different way to deal with goodbyes; some try to avoid them, some start separating or even arguing in advance to try to avoid the emotional pain, some face it head on and let it all out. Raising our boys in an environment filled with goodbyes makes me concerned about future ramifications.
We recently had some goodbyes. We were able to have two see you later farewells and one we don’t know when we’ll see one another again farewell. I’m thankful that the Lord does build His children for relationship together and that even if our time together is short lived, we have that time of joy together. Living overseas away from family, support networks and friends has a way of bonding people together closely in a short amount of time.