How to Say Goodbye to a Town

by GfG on May 7, 2012 · 14 comments

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Today, we leave our precious town.  My Sweetie and I met here.  We had all our babies here.  We ministered here.

Our family is here (or very, very close).  Our church family here is stunning.  Our friends here are are amazing.

BUT  God has new plans for us, so today we are en route to Albuquerque, New Mexico to start a new chapter in our family’s life.

As a way to say goodbye to our beloved home, we had a photo scavenger hunt.  We stopped at all the places that are familiar to us.  Places we’d go to weekly or more.

My Sweetie and I shared the clues, the kids figured them out.

The “Ranch”.  Our first home.  Fifteen years in this special place.


Papalou’s house.

We have photos of the people and many of the moments that mean a lot to us, but not necessarily the places.  And definitely not the favorite “haunts”.

We hopped out and took a photo at each stop.  And took this spontaneous one in front of our city limits sign.


Our favorite cheap Mexican food place.  Lots of memories here.

A place one of us visits quite frequently for her iced tea fix.

This place was my favorite (yes, even compared to Culver’s!)!

Our church has set the bar pretty stinkin’ high.   Three of our kids and I were baptized here. We matured here as a couple and a family.  It is our true church “home”.

We all said goodbye to our town.

It was a very memorable afternoon for a very memorable hometown.

The people… well, I can’t write a post about saying goodbye to the people because my computer keeps shorting out due to the amount of fluid pouring over it as I weep.  Once I can stop sobbing, I’ll share about the beautiful ways we said goodbye and were blessed with send offs.  Truly amazing.

What would you take photos of if you were leaving your hometown? 

 Linking to Hip Homeschool Hop

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