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A Not so Sad Goodbye

I moved a lot as a kid, so I am very familiar with leaving friends. Yesterday I met up with Lindsay and Whitney for our final get together before Lindsay moves. It started me thinking about  when I would move as a kid. I remember taking my Lisa Frank journal (because my love affair with paper products started at a young age) asking all my friends to write there addresses down, knowing full well we would never write. I thought about this moving ritual I would partake in and how sad it would make it me. As I was waiting for Linds and Whit to arrive I realized that I actually wasn't sad at all, not in a void-of-emotion way but in a very-thankful-for-blogging-and-technology kind of way.
I know I will still talk to her, thank you text messaging.
I know I will still know what is going on in her life, thank you blogging.
I know I will still get to see what she sees, thank you instagram/twitter/facebook.
Sometimes social media gets some backlash for sucking the life out of our lives, but right now in this moment of saying goodbye in person to a beautiful friend I am very thankful for it and its power to connect people and its power start and maintain friendships.

Last time in Texas! Next time we will all be together we'll be on a beach or in the mountains!!

Cheers to your next chapter Lindsay!!!!! 

   I sent Linds this picture with the following message:
"I look like I am squeezing the heck out of you AND IM NOT SORRY. Getting that last bit of Lindsay lovin'"

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Whitney H said...

wahhhhh crying at my desk now!!!! I love you two.

Darby Hawley said...

Awwwww this is so sweet! Thank goodness for the blogging community in every way possible!

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Jess said...

Why is Florida so far from Texas? Why is Florida so far from Texas? Why is Florida so far from Texas? Why is Florida so far from Texas?
WAAAAH. I want to hang out with y'all! Guess that just means I'll have to join the mountain and/or beach trip ;)

Unknown said...

We missed ya Jess!!

Meg O. said...

Aww, you guys are just too precious. I am sad I didn't get to say goodbye to Lindsay!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I LOVE YOU, MEG CADY! This post. I love this post. :)

See you in MO or SC! Yay!

Amber said...

Aww, so sweet! yes, thank God for technology!

Caitlin Cavallaro said...

Aww I love all three of you!!!