Saturday, 23 January 2010

And know that we will always be friends.

I have been dreading this weekend for ages, even though I knew it was coming. It had to.


One of my best friend's Lou Lou is moving to Barbados with her fiancĂ© - indefinitely. She leaves this week but due to my ever increasing hectic timetable I will last be seeing her this weekend. 


I know she will come and visit (once she leaves I will be counting the days until July) and I will visit her. However, it is going to be so hard from seeing her virtually every week to a couple of times a year. I can't not post this and not say how incredibly happy I am for her. She is going to embark on a very exciting new chapter in her life. A new country, planning a wedding, new job, new climate and new everything. I know she is scared but you can see the anticipation and readiness to go.


For someone who I have known for about a year and a half she has certainly made an impact on me. In 2009 she showed just how amazing she was by helping me with my split from my ex. Looking back now she is the only thankful thing that came from that relationship. I met her and never looked back. She has been there for the good parties, the funny chats, watching home and away, movie days, take-away nights and the break ups. We have leant upon each other so much.

I know without question we will be there for each other just as much. Even with the Atlantic separating us. I know Antonio - her fiancĂ© - will look after her so well. It just will not be the same, as selfish as it is to say. But she deserves this so much :)


Tomorrow night we will say goodbye - not indefinitely - but it is going to be tough. And as I struggle to not break down in tears typing this out I dread to think what we will be like tomorrow. Lou Lou, if you read this I just want to thank you for opening up about your life's journey and for, also, teaching me that you can  never judge a book by its cover until you have read its story.



Lou Lou's leaving drinks 22.01.10.


And just so you know. Even though we may say good-bye for a while: we still watch the same sunset.


I love you chicken.


N.B - Also, please may you keep my friend Claire in your thoughts, wishes and prayers. She has had to immediately return home from Namibia where she is taking a gap year teaching. Her older sister Fay, who is 23, passed away due to a heart attack. She had just been on a long haul plane journey from Dubai to Afghanistan (where she was doing missionary work). They suspect a blood clot. I feel so numb for her and I know she would value all thoughts and prayers. Thank you :)

9 comments:

I do what I want! said...

I know how hard it is to have friends move away. Or to move away from friends. My best friend lives in another state but we talk every single day and visit each other so I know you two will do the same!
Love the pics!
Praying for your friend and her family!

April

Alex(andra) said...

*hugs* I know how much moving away sucks, but you're amazing for supporting her through all of this.

Many thoughts and prayers for Claire and her family... that's just horrible.

Brittany said...

Becca, I am so sorry to hear that your friends is moving away. I know how sad this is, as my best friend moved away a couple of years ago. However, remember that this isn't the end. Your friendship will carry on for years to come

Colette said...

I got such a fright when I clicked here - my volume is up and I jumped outta my seat (ahem bed) when your music kicked in.

That was such a lovely post, I almost cried reading. I'm so sorry your friend is moving away but now you get to have LOTS of extra holidays ;)

And praying for Claire.

Oh and I know I suck at commenting but I do read always!

Hugs
xxx

Amanda said...

I hope your friend has a fabulous new adventure, and that you're able to keep in touch.
How tragic, about your friend! I'll definitely have them in my prayers!

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

Isn't it great to know that you'll always be friends, despite the distance (and the ocean) between you?? Friendships are so special :)

So sorry to hear about Fay...I will be praying for all her friends and loved ones.

Janet said...

Oh, that is one of the hardest things to do, say "farewell". But remembering the lessons and the love will keep you going until your visits! Think how exciting that will be!

I am so desparately sorry for Claire and her family! That is so YOUNG to have a heart attack.

Sending lots of hugs at this difficult time!
xxxxx

Brooke said...

Obviously parting with friends is one of the toughest things life throws at us. Hopefully the happiness and joy you feel for Lou Lou will make the distance easier.

Sorry to hear about your friend Claire's sister, Fay. I imagine Claire and her family are in serious shock. They sound like a caring and giving family, so hopefully friends and family can ease the pain.

Shannon said...

So sorry that your friend moved away! Hopefully you'll get to see her more than you think!

23 is soooo young! Definintely thinking about your friend's sister.

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