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When your child’s best friend moves away…..

This story touched my soul today!! And so I am sharing it with all of you. It reminded me of my own story!! When I was a very young girl, my best friend moved away too! She moved clear to Alaska, and I knew that I would never see her again, and That still holds true today!! I have tried and tried to find her, but I always come up empty handed. So I can really relate to this. We played and we did everything together. Our families went on picnic’s together, we ate as much watermelon as we could together, we went tubing down the creek together, we tried catching fish together, we played hide and go seek, baseball, four square, spot ball, hopscotch, we climbed big trees and jumped out into great big pile of leaves together, we went to the library to reading time together, we rode our bikes to the local swimming pool together, we played Batman & Robin together, as you can see we did a lot together, and the day I had to say goodbye to her, I remember a piece of me went with her!!

Here is the Story… My seven year old daughter’s best friend is moving away. Tomorrow. And not to another neighborhood, town, city, or state, but to another country. Not only are they best friends, but across-the street neighbors, class mates, and kindred spirits ( I am not prone to exaggeration and am actually a bit of a cynic so this statement is big coming from me). They were born 3 weeks apart so have literally know each other since birth. They can spend hours together in some magical land of make believe where only they reside, creating worlds out of twigs, rocks, bugs and other things they find in the yard. I know they are only seven, but their friendship is something special and something that I really don’t think all children experience. That said, my heart is broken for my daughter who has started this school year without her best friend.

To back up, I knew about the move for a week or so before I could figure out how to tell my daughter the news late this summer. I was excited for our friends’ new adventure, yet sad for our family to lose them. I am somewhat to ashamed to admit that my first thought was, What about my daughter? What would she do? Although she was having a great summer full of swimming, camps, the beach, and time with friends, she doesn’t get to see her best friend as much in the summer and starting August 1st was counting down the days until school started. Why? Because then she could see best friend every day. My stomach sank as I figured out how to tell her.
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September 29, 2009 - Posted by | Love That!, Memories | , , ,


  1. Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

    Comment by Savannah | October 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Savannah, Thank you for stopping by my blog.. They are pretty easy to set up.. You should get one up and going.. Happy New year to you and your family…

      Comment by hipasiwannabee | January 6, 2010 | Reply

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