This was shortly after we met for the first time. You and Granddad rushed to #Halifax from Woodstock when I showed up three weeks early. You were waiting for me by the time mom and I left the hospital at the #house where we lived together for the next 18 months. The house where we are living together now. You woke up with me in the middle of the night when I was an infant to comfort me and I will wake up with you in the middle of the night to comfort you now. .
#Grandmother#Love#Granddaughter#MyHeart#Heartbreaking#ICant#Family#HowDoYouSayGoodbye ? #Fuck
Last Friday of summer and second-to-last day at the lake. This is also our last summer at the lake house. After 5 generations, we are saying goodbye.
My mom had always wanted a pontoon boat. She loves sunset cocktail cruises & no longer water skis. Over the years our family has grown and we no longer all fit in the speed boat. So, we surprised her this morning by renting a pontoon boat for the weekend.
Honestly, we weren’t sure how it was going to go over. I’d say, by the look on her face, it went well. We also found squirt guns tucked away under the benches, much to the delight of our teens.
While it is so hard to say goodbye, I’m so glad we’ve found a way to make the last days memorable. Have you ever had to leave to a treasured place? How did you say goodbye?
Bitter sweet saying goodbye to you. I’m so happy and proud for everything you’ve accomplished, and the goals that you set that you’ve met. You are one of my very best friends, and I hope all your dreams come true in your new place you will be calling home. I feel like a million byes aren’t enough, I love you so much Nic, and I’m excited for you. #loveyou#bestfriend#howdoyousaygoodbye
There are people that come into your life, and at the time they are the most important people in the world. Then through some weird twist, they fall away. Sometimes all you’re left with is a faded photo. Why they come into your life is so important. They helped me learn and I captured them as they grew. These memories are precious. I don’t know if I’m tortured or blessed to have photos to remind me of those times and those people, but I will never forget them and I will always be grateful for those moments. Everything that we experienced together made the next moment better because I am forever changed by the perspectives they gave me. I will carry them with me always, even when the memories of me fade away ~ and to not just her, but to the many others along the path (friends, lovers, acquaintances). I wish you the best on your journey.
I had the blessed opportunity to share a celebration of life for a young man who has been gone a year today. I met his mother, because at his funeral, she was too overcome with despair. She must hate to hear the words “I’m sorry for your loss” over and over. What do u say to a mother who has lost her child? I could only cry with her. It has been a devastating event for our entire family. Yet, much like the disruption of ripples in once still water, there was also an elegance and beauty to it all. -Remembering Joshua Reza
To all of you who read this: If you think no one would miss you, you are wrong. You are loved. You would be remembered with tears and heartache. Your loss would change someone’s world. If you are swallowed in darkness, so dark it’s a new and frightening kind of blackness, reach out. It is not a weakness to seek help, cry, or hurt. I’m begging you. There’s another way to leave the darkness behind you. -remembering Joshua Reza. #mentalhealthawareness#dominoeffect#youareloved#suicideawareness#theonesyouleftbehind#someonelovesyou#someonecares#lovewillremember#howdoyousaygoodbye
You’re walking away from me, further and further each day. I saw you turn around and I asked you where you were going and you said you had to leave. I said no..don’t go. You said we would be ok and you had to go. We weren’t ready. It didn’t matter that we had time, we weren’t ready. It didn’t matter that we got to say goodbye. We weren’t ready. You didn’t see 46, and now it would be 47 and we are still here trying to understand. Maybe by 48,49 or 50 it will make sense but I doubt it. Not until time stops and we can ask you. .
As I get closer to finishing up my time as an Au Pair. I find myself reflecting more on the events , opportunities and relationships I have had been blessed to have. It is beyond fair to say these to girls have been my greatest teachers over the past 9 months teaching me to practice what I preach , challenging me to see an perspective and to express my feelings just to name a few. I have been honored to be their student and it is going to be so hard to say goodbye to them. #childrenareourteachers#culturalcareaupair#reflection#lifelessons#howdoyousaygoodbye
This has been the only time I've got to enjoy holding my poor kitty in my arms. She's too weak to fight it or maybe my love is comforting her right now. Doing my best to enjoy these last final days with her. I'm heartbroken. 14 years just doesn't feel long enough 😞💔 #cancersucks#howdoyousaygoodbye
He got up right away to greet us. Seemingly with more strength. How I wish he can sustain his health and we can take him back home. We discussed the plan to see if this is feasible. A few more days my friend, let's hope you can....for both our sakes. #bestbud#howdoyousaygoodbye
It’s officially official. I declined to return to Bear for another season fishing. And if I’m being honest, it broke my heart. I learned so much about life and living and work and myself out in that tiny island. There were so many tears, so much laughter, adventure and struggle, salt soaked, wind blown everything, no toilet and irregular showers, and I am thankful for every last drop of life that island wrought from me. But it’s time to close the door behind me and gratefully move into this next chapter of opportunity and adventure! Spokane, look out. #thisis2018#graduatestudent#gratitude#howdoyousaygoodbye
This silly look is me not wanting to leave my beloved aunt's side last year. (And she's having a hoot laughing at my weirdness).
Looking back, I never should have 😭 #sohard#thiscantbereal#howdoyousaygoodbye
You meant the world to us all mama Malia Leka ! A special woman that's no lie you brightened up the darkest day & cloudiest sky your smile alone warmed our hearts, your laugh was music to our ears. I would give absolutely anything to have you well & standing here. Not a second passes when you're not on our minds your love we will never forget 😔😔 I know your happy now & not in anymore pain !! 😭😭😭😭 ALWAYS & FOREVER in our hearts mama Leka 😭😭😭😭R.I.P Mate He Ofa Atu Leka 😭😭😭😭 #howdoyousaygoodbye#stillindisbelief #💔😭💔😭💔😭💔😭💔😭💔
We got the news today that this old dog won't be learning any new tricks. Sadly, Cash, our first baby, has been diagnosed with cancer and is living out his last days at home with the family. It's a case of when not if, and we're trying to make the most of each day with him while he's not in any pain before we have to make the final call. My question is: how do you tell a three and five year old that you are consciously choosing to end your dog's life to end his pain? Do you give them warning so they can say goodbye or tell them after the fact? Is it better to tell them he died in his sleep or give them the (partial) truth? 😢
"And now at the airport, after shaking hands with everybody, waving good-bye, I think about all the different ways we leave people in this world. Cheerily waving good-bye to some at airports, knowing we'll never see each other again. Leaving others on the side of the road, hoping that we will. Finding my mother in my father's story and saying good-bye before before I have a chance to know her better." -Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
▪️Yesterday I made a new friend on an airplane; and before we left home I got to spend unexpected time with my precious daughters. It reminded me of this quote about levels of goodbye. I cannot recommend The Joy Luck Club highly enough; both book and movie. @amytanwriter has a way with words and a keen understanding of relationships. #howdoyousaygoodbye#thejoyluckclub#readthisbook#mothersanddaughters#friendsoldandnew#bookquote
To all the beautiful moments and crazy scenes, It's been one hell of a journey at MSL. You all will be missed... my early morning coffees, and luncheons will not be the same anymore ❤️
P. S - I have made more friends that just the ones featured here. Also, I am an impatient wreck and can't dig in to look for more brighter and colourful images to feature everyone in 10 photos, but on the positive side, I love you 😘
This has been one of those trying weeks; the ones that push you right up to your breaking point! The ones you look back on years from now and you think how did I get through it! You think of the people and animals that get you by...not only did my apartment flood this week and I found out I have to move BUT I also had to make the tough decision of putting my best friend in the whole world down to sleep! Leeroy, you've been my boy for 8 years now. You have completed my world from the second I saw your little face! You have tested me and drove me crazy but you have shown me so much love even when I wasn't the best mom to you! We have been through so much together and I cannot imagine what life will be like without you! I love you so much and I'm so sorry that I can't do anything to help you! I wish I could take all of your pain. I wish I was as strong as you are and I wish I could love as deeply as you do! My last few days with you mean so much to me! Thank you for sharing cheeseburgers, ice cream and Pizza with me! Thank you for being by my side through the tough times!! You are and forever will be my bubb! 💔🐾😭 #myheartaches#howdoyousaygoodbye#badbadLeeroyBrown#myheartandsoulinonepicture#chocolatelab#whenyourheartbreaksslowly#myfamilywillneverbethesame#myboy#myworld#myheartisbroken#furbaby#howdoyousaygoodbyewhenyourenotready