I Didn’t Want To Say Goodby

so I didn’t – until I was pushed along the line at the airport so far I was forced to. Leaving my daughter and granddaughter alone in a foreign country is never easy.

It was as tearful and painful as I had feared. Unfeeling strangers observed our pain as though watching a TV. As I passed a few more authorities and airport personnel I tried in vain to answer their questions without tears welling up in my eyes and my heart wobbling my voice. All the while I kept looking back for last glimpses of my daughter and granddaughter who were standing at a glass wall where they could watch me go through security. We waved to each other one last time as I walked out of their sight.


By evening we would be thousands of miles apart with no promise of seeing each other again for several years. I ached for their loneliness and the painful separation from the rest of our family, for their poverty and demands upon their time and food, scarce as it already was, by the needy around them; but most of all, about their unknown future.

In a very real sense I understood the words of the Apostle Paul when he wrote, (Philippians 2:15) “…that you become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding forth THE WORD OF LIFE….”


I love my daughter and granddaughter for “holding forth the WORD OF LIFE” to the people in their community, and love God for His Word. It helps take the sting out of our goodbyes, and to step up on top of those wings that separate us from our loved ones and fly.



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2 thoughts on “I Didn’t Want To Say Goodby

  1. I always hate the goodbyes when leaving there. Makes me feel like I live in a mansion and have so much compared to the many in that country.


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