Saying Goodbye

Is there a right way to say goodbye for the final time? My Great Grandma Elva Koch told me “Grandmas and Granddaughters never say goodbye, they say see ya later…” These were her last words to me, I was a teenager considering nursing, she was a 90+ year old lady days away from her last breath.

Being able to have those final words together, face to face and clutching to the memory has been pretty important to me. Whether the words goodbye or see ya are used, the importance is the exchange.

Reality is some of us never get to say goodbye. Sudden death, distance, chasms of many kinds prevent that final goodbye from actually happening.

But when it does get to happen, isn’t it wonderful!


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