Thursday, August 28, 2008

To my NH friends

What to say and how to say it? There are so many sentiments swirling around in my head that I'm having trouble collecting them into a cohesive expression of how much you've meant to me.

You were what made leaving New Hampshire difficult. You were what made it livable for me while I struggled through the seemingly endless winters and made the far-too-short-for-me summers so much more fun. It was all of you that helped keep me sane while my husband-against any wishes of his own- worked way too many hours.

You helped me figure out my way in parenting and solidifying the decision to homeschool. You were my family when mine was so far away. You celebrated with me when exciting things were happening and supported me through the difficult things. You bouyed me when I was just so burned out I didn't think I could survive this process of a husband in medical training coupled with 2 young children.

You made the agonizing process of saying goodbye both so wonderful and so difficult all at the same time. We were so very well fed, given heartfelt well wishes and beautiful remembrances. You entertained my children so I could take of things and helped get us out the door to close on our house. It meant the world to me, but made it heartwrenching to leave behind.

I cried as we left town for the last time.

To say thank you isn't enough. Helen Keller was quoted as saying "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

You are now a part of me and although things are pretty good here, I miss you a great deal. I pray that I find something as wonderful here.

5 comments:

julianna said...

As if I haven't already cried enough today! What with sending my first born off to the public school system and all.
Although we have know each other five years, I wish we had spent more time together with our families. You are a one of a kind friend and I will always cherish our friendship.

Wendy said...

We tried to - they both worked too much!

You're making me cry now...

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Sweet post, Wendy. :)

NannyOgg said...

Awwww {{{ HUGS }}}

Finally catching up on blogs ^^

You were just as invaluable to me as I was to you.

The support I got from you when I was going through interesting times, was tremendous.

You are being missed, and at the same time I am so happy for the new life you are starting. And for the fact that Dillon finally has FLAT roads to practice her biking ^^

Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, glad to hear you're all doing well and getting settled and that it's nice out there. Sounds like Dylan is already making new friends (I'm sure she'll have no trouble in that department :) ) and glad she's getting back into her bike and horse riding routines :) I hope to write to her soon, best of luck to you all!

-Kristi