Monday, January 17, 2011

Perhaps more bitter than sweet

Have you ever done something or said farewell to something that resulted in you thinking of anything and everything good in your life in the present and past?  Or am I just a girl who is slightly too emotional these days?  Either way, I said goodbye to Starbucks last night, and hello to new endeavors this morning.  The new is going to be very good, but it was slightly too bittersweet for me last evening.  Driving thirty minutes home from work listening to country left me in few tears (maybe a little more than a few) as I thought of all the good people and fun times I have had there.  Maybe it was the sad country songs, but whatever it was, I was surprisingly more emotional about it all than I had thought.  Of course I will be around the store seeing as I have a whole other year of nursing school to stay awake for and I don't think I'll be able to kick the addiction, but things will be different.  The kids there are crazy fun and I have made friends that I will miss spending so many hours with...even on days when I nearly pulled my hair out and customers made my head spin.

God has blessed me with so much and I am not nearly thankful enough.  Here is what I am thankful for today at this moment...

-  The warm fire that I am sitting next to.  The snow outside and the fact that I have to go out and shovel in a moment is a whole lot less annoying knowing I get to come back in and cozy up right here.
-  The new family I am nannying for.  The kids are adorable, the mom is already my friend and their fridge is always stocked with diet coke and berries that she has given me freedom to enjoy.
-  Mexican and margaritas with five of my favorite people tonight.  These people love me and are constantly pointing me to Christ.  And they are hysterical.
-  The cutest little sister on the planet.  My china gurl is the sweetest.
-  Jeffery Campbell shoes.  He makes my feet look amazing.
-  For the last 2 years and 7 months at Starbucks.  Thanks for all the laughs, the free coffee, and making sure to order my favorite Kind bars:)

I'm trying to take Dr. Seuss' advice..."Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."  

Does anyone have a tissue?


By His Grace. For His Glory. said...

Great words here on the "bittersweetness" of goodbyes when there were good times. Also awesome to hear of the close friends who point you to needed!

Lindsey said...

Love that quote. Love our China girl. Hate that we won't be receiving our stock of Via. ;)