Last Friday, I not only said goodbye to my daughter and family, but also to half my furniture!
Melissa arrived early morning, driving a 26 foot U-haul to pick up the furniture that I promised her.
Saying goodbye to her wasn't easy, but also saying goodbye to this English oak parquet table wasn't either because of all the memories of holiday dinners we enjoyed on it. It will look fantastic in her new home in Seattle though.
Not so much in my home in San Francisco.
She also took this coffee table and wicker chairs, along with the cane back dining chairs and my English oak desk. Oh, and a queen size bed for her guest room.
I threw in the wicker settee too.
Not only am I left with a half-way empty apartment, and a hole in the dining room, I'm left with a hole in my heart as I bravely wave goodbye to her.
Even though I'm sad to see my oldest daughter and her family leave the Bay Area, I know this is the right decision for them.
But it's not easy saying goodbye.
I saved my tears for this moment as I waved and watch her drive away.