Saying Goodbye

I had to say goodbye twice this week. First to my job with Starbucks and to all my truly amazing employees last Friday (yep I did it…I am stay at home mom now!). Second to my very good friend Beth and family as they venture on to Austria for a 3 year mission committment.
I don’t know if it is age, wisdom or just a different time in life, but saying these goodbyes were different then any goodbye I have ever said before. I think every time that I have said goodbye to people in the past and had big life changes I was scared or nervous for what the future was going to bring. Going to college, getting married, friends moving away, having a baby. This is the first time I have ever had to say goodbye where I felt an incredible sense of joy and peace about it. Don’t get me wrong, the people I had to bid adieu to were all incredible people who I will miss dearly. My heart aches incredibly in loss. However, I also have such a feeling that God’s hand is in it all.
Higgins, I will miss you all so much. Thank you for your amazing friendship. For your generosity, compassion, encourgament and love. But more importantly, thank you for leaving… for listening to your heart and being warriors for God. Your courage and heart is so admirable.

To all my employees and customers at Starbucks, you have taught me so much. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life. I enjoyed working everyday becuase of people like you and I can’t thank you enough for the fond memories I will always have of that job. Now I get to start and new exciting phase in my life as a stay-at-home-mom. Praise God and his glory for making that a possibility. I am so excited for the new challenge and blessing it will be.

I guess, sometimes, there is good in goodbyes.

6 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye”

  1. Hey, i was just thinking about you today and wondering how work was going!! I almost stopped by your *bux, too!! We will have to get lunch soon, lucky lady. I mean, ex-partner!!! HA HA!

  2. Congratulations! So many exciting days ahead! I don’t think i’ve ever experienced such joy as i do in watching my daughter grow, laugh and learn every day! Keep your blog going! It’s always such fun to read!
    Therese

  3. Congratulations Ginette! Enjoy it while you can, they grow up so fast! Thanks for all the updates on Dayla. They’ve been a great distraction for me.
    Donna

  4. It makes my laugh, I’m sitting here crying reading the post. Then i see all the comments and everyone is so excited and happy for you! I’m excited for you too!I know that was a huge step, way to go! Use those paper towels I gave you sparingly! :)Love you! (thanks for the encouragement)

  5. Ginette,
    congratulations on your decision to “buck the trend” and stay home and raise your beautiful daughter.You surely made the best decision and will never (well,almost never} regret it. Being a stay at home mom was one of my greatest joys. God bless you. Aunt Pat

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