Another Moving Day, Another Round of Goodbyes

20120813-073832.jpgMy niece smiled at me yesterday. We were here in Iowa when she was born just two months ago, and last night I cried as I held her one last time before her mom, dad, brother and sisters left for the night.

I cried, too, when I said goodbye to my nephew Jude earlier in the day. When I hugged my mom, I wondered why we don’t just sit and hug the people we love whenever we are with them.

Hugs are the best.

I think it’s the hugs I’m going to miss the most.

At this point, you’d think goodbyes would be easy for us. We have said them so many times, before moving away and before going off on long “vacations” that we knew wouldn’t really end up just being vacations.

But they don’t get easier. We are lucky enough to love and be loved by so many people to whom it is always incredibly hard to say goodbye.

Every time I wonder if it is worth it.

Every time I wonder if the rewards of the next adventure will outweigh the cost.

So far, it always has been.

But still, I wonder. As we trade snuggles for skyline today, and family for urban dreams, I wonder.

And really, I hope we can find – or make – a way to have both.

Here we go again…

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  1. Megan says:

    I wish you an easy move and much happiness and love in your new home. You bring them with you, you know. In spirit. xo
    Megan’s most recent post: Fifty-Two, Week 2: On Being 45

  2. Colleen says:

    Best of luck on your new adventure!
    Colleen’s most recent post: Senseless

  3. Lisa says:

    Goodbyes suck, for sure, but new beginnings are exciting and full of hope and I don’t think you can have one without the other. Yin and yang. Happy travels today and I can’t wait to hear all about your new home!
    Lisa’s most recent post: Adventures in Cake

  4. Good luck and happy moving!
    Nancy at Spinning My Plates’s most recent post: Coming Clean

  5. So excited for you :) Looking forward to the updates!

  6. Maybe we do go away from time to time so that we can come back for warmer, tighter hugs. It anchors us no matter where we go. Sending you best wishes for another round of new beginnings, Britt!
    Andrea | EC Simplified’s most recent post: August Giveaway: L’il Baby Chaps + Diaper Belt from EC Wear

  7. Kathy says:

    Proof positive that “everything old is new again.” Looking forward to hearing about your Pittsburgh adventures – it’s a wonderful city! (which you already know!)
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