• Anna Maria De Guid

On Saying Goodbyes


I thought I had already prepared myself for the worst.

But when we bid goodbye to our youngest son whom we dropped off to college, I had to fight my tears. And I lost big time.

Memories of his 'babyhood' and childhood filled my mind, and it was like a dam that broke loose. There was no way to stop the tears from wrecking the meticulously applied eye shadow.

Then something crossed my mind. "Be thankful for all those years you had him at home. This is part of him growing up and you letting go." That's right! I have to look at those memories with gratitude instead of nostalgia and sadness - not to feel the loss but the gain.

With those thoughts, I knew I was on the right path to letting go.

My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days! If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released late summer through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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