There are so many different kinds of goodbyes in this life.

If you think about it, life is a series of goodbyes.

I arrived at school this morning to find one of my teacher friends crying.

She had placed her daughter on the school bus to elementary school for the last time, saying goodbye to those “early, innocent years” and realizing deeply that middle school looms in her daughter’s near future.

Students popped in and out of my room all morning saying “goodbye,” and I know today will be filled with all kinds of special moments……………..

handmade cards


some tears.

Goodbyes are emotional even if they are not forever goodbyes.

Goodbyes mean that something in our life has changed.

As I sit here thinking about the old saying,

“The only thing in life that doesn’t change is the fact that life is full of change,”

I smile because I know this:



He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

He is as constant as a capital letter in any math formula.

His love is as sure as the sunrise and the sunset.

When Jesus left this earth and ascended into Heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit who would be with us ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God placed us in a world that constantly changes and is full of many goodbyes, but He promised us a constant Companion and an eternal Home with NO MORE GOODBYES.

With every goodbye today, I am thankful for a time when goodbyes will be a foggy memory, because the changes of this world will become the steadfast promises fulfilled in Heaven.

Malachi 3:6a
“I, the Lord, do not change.”

Trusting in a never-changing Savior,