After 25 years of living in Fernandina, I had to pack up my house and move to Washington. My husband got orders in October, and until the last box was packed, I was in denial! I didn’t want to believe that my life and the people surrounding it was about to change drastically!
Saying goodbye has been the hardest thing to do! I’m so use to seeing the same faces daily. I’m attached to the kids my children are friends with. I love my town and all the people in it…well, most of them anyway!
As we gave our final hugs, I choked back the tears. My kids are hurting but I know this is what is best for our family. We are one big, blended family, and even without one of us, it is incomplete. The hardest goodbye was to my 18 year old daughter who won’t be able to join us until this summer after her semester of college is over. For 18 years she’s been mine. I’ve seen her, I’ve held her, I’ve loved her….and now she will be thousands of miles away. This is going to be the longest 5 months of my life!
To everyone of my friends and family I left behind….
I love you all! You’ve been an amazing support to me and my family throughout the years. Miles may separate us, but you will forever be in my heart!
Goodbye Fernandina Beach! Until we meet again….