We know that our time on earth is not permanent
and our time with each other is not forever.
It is hard, though, when someone leaves us
They have a new job
They have a new relationship
They have a new life
And we are glad for them!
But we are sad for ourselves.
The shine has gone off things.
How will we manage? How will we do the things we have always done?
And the answer comes:
We will do things differently
It will hurt
But we will survive it
Every parting is an instruction in the great parting
and every leave-taking a reminder that one day
We will all sit at The Big Table with you.