I am not one who is good at good-bye's. Especially if I am the one being left behind. I'm better at them if I am the one who is going off to some great adventure- so that I am too preoccupied to miss the people I have said good-bye to.
Today I must say good-bye to one who has been there, off and on, by my side for the past 8 months. And I am once again the one being left behind to deal with my sorrow.
My days have been brightened, my heart has been warmed (as well as a few other body parts), I have been cheered up when I was feeling a little blue. A true friend.
As I watched the news last night, I realized that this is it. Today is the last day that my friend will be stopping by to visit for several months. I am going to be optimistic and say four months.
But to show good faith that my friend will be back, I planted spring tulip bulbs as a greeting when it comes back to shower me with it's joy and warmth.
So I say good-bye to the warm temperatures that I have so loved and appreciated for so many months now. This is it. I'm going to give you one last hug and then you'll have to excuse me as I run to my fireplace for comfort.