Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm Sad

I’m sad…Ella’s sad too…and I’m pretty sure Joe is also sad. Why? Because today Savannah and her mommy and daddy are moving. Boo Hoo!
Savannah is a mere 2 weeks younger than Ella. They moved 2 houses down from us just a few weeks after we moved into our new house and we were so excited for Ella to have a playmate. They have so much fun together and play almost every day. Ella will ask to go to Savannah’s house and just the other day Savannah came over to show Ella her new princess bracelet. I never worried that Savannah was going to hurt Ella. They had fun together, but she never tried to grab Ella or do anything that would give Ella a boo boo. They are best friends.

But today Savannah and her family are moving all the way across the country to California! They moved here from Cali so that Madison, Savannah’s mommy, could go to school and get her Master’s degree, but now she’s finished with school and they are headed back west. We will miss them!
We will miss Brantley, Savannah’s daddy, coming over with plates of food because he made way more than they will eat. We will miss Maddie coming over and asking for eggs, milk, sugar, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, or whatever else they ran out of right in the middle of making dinner. We will miss Savannah coming over to play with Ella. We’ll even miss Dorsey, their dog, and how sweet he is and how he would let Ella pet him and kiss him and pretty much do whatever she wanted to and he never ever reacted…not once. We will miss them SO MUCH!

I'm dreading tomorrow when Ella asks to go to Savannah's house. She won't understand that Savannah is gone and they can't play together anymore. I'm sad!
The good news is that we're already planning a trip out to see them sometime next year. In the meantime, we'll just say what Ella likes to say when people leave...See ya later!


ValerieO said...

How sad! I can understand somewhat. Connor was a little younger than Ella when his best friend, Eli, moved from 5 minutes away to Nebraska. One thing I did was get a few new little toys and games (if you don't have Elefun -it's a good one) to play with when he asked to go see him. We would go to their house 3 times a week to play. Like I said he was a little younger so he got over it pretty quick.

Anonymous said...

Hey Katie,

What cute pictures of the girls. One of Gwen's buddies recently moved to OK. We always remember him during bedtime prayer time. I know your family will miss their family. Friends are so very special!