The one thing that is constant in life is change.
Today our really good friends, the Carpenters, moved. They moved here to Florida the week or two before we did and now they are moving on. Last summer another of our really good friends, the Prescotts, moved away and it just isn't quite the same without them. That's how it will be with the Carpenters gone. For weeks I will probably find myself looking at their house as I drive by and wonder if they are home only to remind myself that they aren't there anymore.
It was nice to be able to go over to their house today and help them with their final packing and cleaning. Seeing the house empty helps give that sense of closure and it was nice to be able to spend just a little more time with them.
I guess it will soon be our turn to be moving on, about three more months for us. It will be exciting to move onward, but we will be leaving a lot of "family" behind, for truly our friends here have become like family.