Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Sad Farewell

I am sorry to have to say goodbye to you, my dear friend. I have grown very fond of you over the last year, and it hasn't been easy letting you go.

Our relationship has always come easy, requiring almost no effort on my behalf. You just naturally entered our lives, like you had been there all along.

And you were always there when I needed you. If I needed to get some work done or spend some time alone, you gave me my space. If I needed to rest, you provided. Sometimes you just let me cry, and other times you encouraged me to get my butt off the couch and take a shower. There were some days I honestly wouldn't have made it without you.

But now the time has come to bid farewell. I realize now you were trying to say goodbye weeks ago, but I was in denial. I didn't want to see you leave so soon. I thought I would have you for at least a few more months.

Still, we both knew from the beginning this couldn't last. Time goes by and people change. And in this case, I know it's for the better. Saying goodbye only means healthy growth and development, and for that, I thank you. You have done a good job.

I have truly enjoyed our relationship and will never forget all you did for me.

Goodbye, morning nap, goodbye. You will be missed.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo Hoo! Uh, thats when it turns into morning play in the crib time - with the door closed, for the same length of time that the nap used to be... did this for a loooong time with Nora before finally gripping with reality.

Anonymous said...

Ok -- how funny was that????? I was reading and reading expecting some heart felt ending and then I read "morning nap" and laughed!!! Then again, your daughter may take a LONG nap in the afternoon. Enjoy that time too!!!

Mama C-ta said...

Say it ain't so! I feel your pain, hopefully her remaining nap is later than Cricket's. He's been down to 1 for awhile but it's too early so the evenings can be rough (no idea why he just won't nap again!).

Carol said...

Great story! Funny! I agree, maybe afternoon naps will be longer .. Let's hope!