The process of pulling away and closing down a life feels like a long goodbye.
Yesterday, I had a treasured walk with a friend and ran into another friend on the way home.
Today, I enjoyed lunch with a dear friend who started out as a blogging buddy, but whom I had the privilege of meeting in "real" life.
This afternoon, as I picked up my son from school, I sat with two of my dearest friends on planet earth. For twenty minutes we talked about nothing...and everything. As I walked away my heart broke a little knowing that these cherished moments of time together can now be numbered on one hand.
I am equally horrified, ecstatically joyful and terrified at what comes next.
Thinking of leaving them fills me with dread.
At the same time, I know that even though the physical distance will change between us that there will always be a connection unbroken by time or space, for these women, sisters really, have imprinted themselves so wholly upon my heart that I am forever changed.