Have you ever really thought about what it means to say "Good Bye?"
The dictionary says that Good Bye is:
1. An acknowledgement at parting.
2. An act of parting or leave-taking.
That pretty well sums up the last week for me.
On Wednesday, I "acknowledged at parting" a friend who was moving back to her home country.
On Friday, I participated in the "act of parting or leave-taking" after four years of working at an awesome company.
Today, I said "Good Bye" to a dear woman of God who passed away over the weekend.
Some good byes are inevitably sad, but some are more along the lines of "see you later."
Christine, I hope to see you later.
MM, I'll see you soon.
Sis. Sylvester, I'll see you again one day.
Good Bye for now.