Goodbye isn’t easy

Goodbye. We may say that word several times in a day. Seeya later, we say without even thinking about it. Some of us have experienced the death of a friend, a relative, etc… No more goodbyes to say.

This week I said goodbye to my younger sister and her family as they left for Haiti for 2 yrs. I didn’t like doing that. It’s not easy saying goodbye when you know it’s going to be awhile till you see them. That my nieces and nephews will grow older, and my children won’t get to see their cousins very much. But life brings change, and God is there through it all!

I’ve heard it said that instead of thinking that it’s the end of something, think of it as the beginning of something else.

So while we may miss them, we can still keep in touch, and maybe these dairy farmers will have to pay them a visit 🙂 That would be quite different for us! Neither hubby or I have ever flown in a plane before. There is a first time for everything, as they say 🙂

This post is from a couple weeks back when my 2 nieces came for a sleepover before they left. I know they will enjoy seeing the pictures way down there 🙂

This is for you, Aubrey, Emily, Cody, and Owen! Love you !! june, july 2014 and tiffany 055Helping shell peas for supper.june, july 2014 and tiffany 052That is a full pool. I even rhymed, haha 🙂emily Emily reading to Tristan. These 2 get along so well.june, july 2014 and tiffany 057_edited-1Pancakes for some sleepy girls

We went to the park with some friends before they went home..june, july 2014 and tiffany 059_edited-1Jessica and Aubrey. That cow can hold 2 silly girls 🙂june, july 2014 and tiffany 060 june, july 2014 and tiffany 061It was so hot that day, the pavilion provided some nice shade!june, july 2014 and tiffany 062_edited-1 june, july 2014 and tiffany 058This little miss had the misfortune of stepping on a nail with her bare feet 😦 After some quick planning, I took her to our family doctor, and they pulled it out. She was very brave. And she earned a lollipop, which suited her! 😉 And my sweet friends watched the other children while I was gone. So nice of them!20140701_104619The culprit. Thank goodness it was small, but it almost went completely through her foot.

Enjoy your weekend! ~ Jolene

3 thoughts on “Goodbye isn’t easy

  1. Becky Weiler says:

    Is it real? Did they really leave for 2 years? And im only a friend!! Not family like you jo. 🙂
    I know God is watching over them. 🙂
    Hi sherita! (When you read your sisters blog.)

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