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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Saying Goodbye

I really want to break out into a Boyz to Men song here "It's so hard to say goodbye, to yesterday-ayyyy!" It sure is ... however, that's what life is - full of "hellos and goodbyes" and we're certainly thankful for our fair share of both.

As you all have heard me mention a time or two - the Liles family has officially moved to Virginia - while I know Alabama will live forever in their hearts, it was still hard to say good-bye!

We had a cook-out lunch gathering here at the house - bouncy house, sand-box, bubbles, swinging and eating - couldn't ask for a better afternoon. Our children have a blast together - it's been so much fun watching them form a friendship. Pailet and Caroline didn't have as long together as Hill and Catherine Ellis did, but it was still great fun to gather almost monthly to play!

Getting ready to rumble!

And we all fall down ...

But not for long!

Sister got in on the action too

She wasn't sure what to do!

Sweet P swingin'

Sandbox playin'

Hanging out in the sunshine

One tired, sweet baby

The Liles have a fabulous place in Virginia and we look forward to visiting one day soon - until then FaceTime is a new activity in our house! Hill and Catherine Ellis video chatted Friday night and it was great fun - what a really awesome way to see one another and stay in touch! We love you Hill, Pailet, Eric and Allison!

Don't leave me Hill

Mamas and babies

It wouldn't be a proper goodbye without a Camp McDowell favorite:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you

1 comment:

  1. After reading this entry four times, I suppose it's time for me to tell you how much our family already misses yours. I know we'll stay in touch because we always do, but still -- something about 600 miles between us is more than a little unsettling. The kids and I will be in Birmingham in five weeks -- play date please!!