Praying Our Goodbyes

You know it is so hard to say goodbyes. In fact, I really hate saying goodbyes. It just makes reality set in and is so hard to leave the people and friends youve made over a certain amount of time. I know thats just a part of life but it sure is difficult. I must admit leaving GF wont be as hard as leaving Dubuque and Wartburg Seminary but it still is hard. Tonight was my last night at work. Crazy that I never will have to take any more fast food orders…crazy huh. One of the girls left this note in my address book and it totally put a smile on my face. It said,” Tara, I am so glad that I got to know you. You are one of the most special and down to Earth people I have ever met. I will truly miss you but I am so glad you found your calling. Call me anytime day or night, holiday or not. Thanks for being you.” Lets just say those words made me realize what a gift God has given me…creating me to be me! I know that I will continue to have to say goodbye throughout my life but I pray that GOd helps me to pray my goodbyes. In praying our goodbyes, I think it is so much easier to let go. I hope that in the next months as we all say goodbyes, we realize what a wonderful and important impact these people we have loved, laughed and lived together with have had on our lives. Tonight may we all ask God to help us to pray our Goodbyes but also may we also thank God for the many wonderful blessings God has brought into our lives as well. And instead of saying Goodbye tonight, Im just going to say See ya later and leave it at that. It doesnt seem quite as final as saying goodbye so Later!


I know some of my readers asked for tidbits of information so here you go! I love my new job and I havent even started yet. I love it because the people have already made me feel so much a part of the community. Its unbelievable! They have found me an apartment thats just across the street from the church. Its a two bedroom apt with washer and dryer and they are only charging me $350 a month which isnt bad at all. Im so excited its crazy! A week from tonight I will be packing up since Friday next week I will be heading to Ashley to my dads to pack up some stuff and get ready for my consecration service. Its so crazy to think that I finally have reached that point in this journey. Several of my friends from Wartburg are going to road trip to ND for my consecration service which just makes me so happy. I miss them a lot if you havent been able to tell that from my last posts…LOL! Other than that, life has been pretty quiet just busy with my two jobs. I sure will be glad to leave them behind. However I will miss the people awhole lot! Tonight we went to a jr high school play and it was good. I really miss acting. Makes me itch to the be on the stage yet again. Hopefully I can get involved in community theater in my new home. But my friends my eyes are tired which means its time to head to bed.