No Such Thing as Good-bye (Five-Minute Friday)

Oh what joy I have in my heart today! It’s Friday! (Insert happy dance here!)

One reason (among several) that I am joyous that it’s the end of the week? Because Five Minute Friday is here for us in the blogging world.

To catch you up: On Friday’s I link up with The Gypsy Mama. She gives us a prompt, then we write for five minutes flat. No over thinking. No editing. Just write.

I kind of think of it as a high intensity cardio-workout of the phalanges. (Phalanges= finger bones and personally one of the top five most hilarious words on the planet.)

So today’s prompt? Good-bye. 

Ready? Let’s do it. GO! 


Bon Voyage. Adios. Sianera. Sayonara. Hasta Luego. Don’t let the door hitcha where the Good Lord Splitcha. Peace out.


However you say it, it can hurt. Or in some cases, it might be a relief. Either way, good-bye is not the most fun thing in the world.

Now, you would think as an army wife, I would be an expert with good-byes. But that’s not entirely true. Yes, while my beloved and I have been separated by calls of duty more than I care to brag about, we have a policy. Both of us despise good-byes. So we don’t do it.

Instead, we say “See you later.” Or “See you soon.” Or simply “I love you and I will be praying for you.” Because “good-bye” just sounds so… final.

And great news… nothing in this world is final. Because of the Cross, we have the promise of reunion in heaven.

So even when he deploys, we don’t say good-bye. No matter WHAT happens, we are CONFIDENT that we will see each other again, either on this side or the next. The same goes for all of those we have lost in our lives.

Praise the Lord that we NEVER have to say good-bye. We can rejoice that whether it is a trip to get milk at the grocery store, a few month separation by duty, a life-risking deployment or even that last journey to meet Jesus…

We WILL meet again.

So in our world– there is no such thing as good-bye.


I don’t know about you, but that was kind of an emotional (yet encouraging and interesting) roller coaster ride. And on that note– it’s time for breakfast and to celebrate the day.

Thanks for stopping by… I would L-O-V-E your feedback. Go ahead… make my day and comment here. 🙂

Good-bye See you soon,

“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”’ 1 Chronicles 16:31

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12 thoughts on “No Such Thing as Good-bye (Five-Minute Friday)

  1. following you here via fmf…
    so thankful that for all of us who believe there is never a forever goodbye

    • Amen, my friend. What a glorious promise filled with hope! Thanks for visiting 🙂 Have stupendous wknd!

  2. Momma Lex

    I can’t agree with you more when it comes to family but I DID say goodbye and Bon Voyage, Adios, Sianera, Sayonara, Hasta Luego, Don’t let the door hitcha where the Good Lord Splitcha (this one cracks me up), and Peace out to the 40# I lost a few years ago and I don’t want to ever see it again 🙂 So I guess its ok to say goodbye sometimes 🙂 Love you and your creative mind!!

    • Ha ha, great point, Ma! I’m right there with you… those 50# of mine seemed to be pretty clingy and didn’t want to leave, but I am so thankful I was able to bit them adieu. In that case– peace out extra pounds. Love you too!

  3. Great perspective on *not* saying goodbye. Love your attitude. Nice to meet you through FMF.

    • Thanks so much– but I have learned this good-bye lesson the hard way… I learned very quickly that I have cling to the promise of Christ every time my beloved is called away for duty– because falling apart really is counterproductive for God’s mission. Blessings to you and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Love you … have a good day!
    That is how everyone in this house parts ways (o= Even the 4yr old when she calls her little friend next door to come play. She ends the phone call with ‘K, love you, nice day’!!

    • Ha ha, yes! I am going to start using that! Of course, I gotta be careful who I tell “Love you” to on the phone. That could get awkward. Thanks for making me grin!

  5. Wow, we did have the same idea! Thanks for sharing. My cousin is an air force wife. I spent a few weeks with her and their military family and experienced a small taste of what you talk about in your post. I love the promise of forever to those who believe!

  6. fullherlife

    Wow, way to go Sharita! You fit some important ideas into 5 minutes flat! I feel like I got to know you a little bit… thanks for sharing! -Blessings girl, Amy

  7. Kate

    How ironic that just last night I was struggling with a difficult departure! You are such a blessing Sharita-lo-quita-jo-mama 🙂 miss you bunches!

  8. Kayla Taylor

    I am okay with goodbye. Especially when it comes to graduating seniors. Bon Voyage!

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