Yesterday, the members of my church in Toccoa said goodbye to me and I had an opportunity to do the same to them. They gave me a wonderful going away reception. This church has been an anchor to my soul over these past few months. Their love and friendship and eagerness to support my family and me during very trying times will never be forgotten. How blessed I am to know a group of people, who is so hard to say goodbye to. In fact, I promised not to say good bye just “see you soon.”

“This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. It is, instead, the end of the beginning” – Winston Churchill.

“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“Never say good-bye because good-bye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” – Peter Pan

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” – Flavia Weedn

“Gaze up at the stars knowing that I see the same sky and wish the same sweet dreams.” – Elizabeth Barret Browning

“You’ve had my heart since hello. Nothing will ever change that. Not distance, not time, not space. Nothing will ever take my heart away from you.” – Jerry Maguire