I am not talking about the who you know kind. But more, I am talking the who you love kind. The people you are lucky enough to make connections with. Those that will last the miles and turns of time. Those that every time you think of them, make you smile. Those connections that I am so priveledged to make with my clients.
It had come to the day. The day we both knew was coming for some time. Our day to say good-bye as a new adventure awaits. I thought I was going to be strong, and then she thanked me. Thanked me with the sweetest words and a tremble in her voice, that shook me deep down inside. With each word and tear, I felt my purpose stronger than ever. If only she knew how much she had given me. As she walked out the door ,without a thought, the words I love you flowed from my heart. We exchanged one more tearful glance and a smile…I love you too, she said. And I had to close the door.
It happens over and over. I get to meet the most amazing people. I get close. I have to say good-bye. It can be a heart wrenching cycle. But then if comes full circle.
In the last several weeks we have been working towards our new assignment. Trying to figure out what is next for our family. We have had two offers that were both so different. The first was in a comfortable place and felt just right. So when that one got turned upside down, my heart went along for the ride too. Then came an assignment option that wasn’t as pretty up front, but turned out to have everything we needed. Within hours of finding out about our second option, I remembered that a client of mine had moved to that area. I sent her a message and she responded with such sweet excitement, that immediately I felt at home. Just as I started to picture myself there, we found out that option number two is not for us either! Now we wait. But while waiting, I have realized something very special. No matter where we go, because of these amazing connections, someone will be there to welcome us home.
So now as I say good-bye to this sweet client, I realize that the sad part of the cycle is worth it, for the connection that remains is priceless.
And the memories are too. Especially the ones from this session! I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt! It started off simple enough but by the time we left EVERYTHING was wet! It all kept falling in the water! From our boots all the way to my camera lens! It is a session I will never forget!
What great memories. Even with all the splashing it was such a sweet session.
Notice I haven’t said anything about good-bye…I know I will see you again!