Facing a Parting

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We’re going to have to break some bad news to the boys today.  A family that we’ve been close with for over 6 years is leaving our church; tomorrow is their last day.  We’ll still be friends, and hopefully see each other once or twice a month.  But Sunday mornings are not going to be the same.

Today the boys overheard me saying that the church is hoping to leave the building we’ve been renting and moving to one down the street that we can own.  The Mercenary got pretty upset about the whole thing.  Currently we hold services in the local theater, so he enjoys rolling up and down the aisles on his Heelys, and sitting in the cushy seats.  The new building doesn’t sport those amenities.  Even an hour later, The Mercenary was still really sad.  So I’m more than a little concerned how he his brothers will take the news of the parting ahead.

One of the first questions they asked when our church split last year was “Are we going to lose our friends?”  The answer then was no, and that’s still the case now.   I’m not real sure they’re going to see it that way, especially at first.

Hubby and I are planning to talk with them after we get home tomorrow afternoon.  I don’t know if they’ll be calm and nonchalant, or if we’ll have to hold them and cry together.

I’m not looking forward to this.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • PandaBean October 27, 2007, 8:42 am

    That’s great that you guys are going to get your own building! I had thought that’s what happened a while ago, but that must have been the break up.

    God Bless!

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  • Amy October 29, 2007, 11:56 am

    🙂 Yes, we’re pretty excited about the building. No, we’ve been meeting in the same place for over 5 years. Today the paper work will get started. Hopefully. I don’t know if the boys will tolerate going out again. They like to stay home. Lol. Which I love, ’cause I’m a big homebody myself. And yet we’ve gone out somewhere every day. I’m looking forward to boring winter when we just stay home for days at a time!

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