Too Many Goodbyes

I don't want to, Lord.
Why do I have to say goodbye again?
It's too hard.
The time we had together was too short
and the time between visits is too long.
I want more.
I want more story times,
more laughter,
more hugs,
more kisses,
more smiles,
even more whines and wiggles and whys.
I know You go with them,
and I know You fill the too-great distance between us and them as well as the time between visits. But still. I never wanted to be a long-distance dad and a long-distance grandpa. I want to be a there-all-the-time dad and showing-up-everywhere grandpa. Is that too much to ask? Somehow? Please?

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