Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters

Nancy, one of my best friends ever, who is also the Celebrate Kids’ Project Manager, is moving in a week from Fort Worth, TX, to Lynden, WA. Although she’ll still work with me and we’ll be able to talk/Skype, she’ll be 2146 miles away. It won’t be the same. It will be very different.

I don’t know how to say good-bye. “Good-bye” just doesn’t say much to me. “Farewell” (fare you well) sounds too permanent. “God bless you and keep you” sounds scripted. I think I like “Godspeed” best. It means “success; good fortune: a wish for the welfare of a person starting on a journey or venture.” That’s what Nancy is doing and it’s what I want for her.

How do you say “good-bye”? How do you like someone to say “good-bye” to you? Do the words matter? Any thoughts you can share with me? I know we’ll see each other again. I know we’ll still be friends. But, this is going to be hard.