1"There's no use in weeping.
Though we are condemned to part:
There's such a thing as keeping
A remembrance in one's heart:

There's such a thing as dwelling
On the thought ourselves have nurs'd,
And with scorn and courage telling
The world to do its worst.

We'll not let it's follies grieve us,
We'll just take them as they come;
And then every day will leave us
A merry laugh for home.

When we've left each friend and brother,
When we're parted wide and far,
We will think of one another,
As even better than we are.

In the evening, when we're sitting
By the fire perchance alone,
Then shall heart with warm heart meeting,
Give responsive tone for tone.

Every glorious sight above us,
Every pleasant sight beneath ,
We'll connect with those that love us ,
Whom we truly love till death!"

We can burst the bonds which chain us,
Which cold human hands have wrought,
And where none shall dare restrain us
We can meet again, in thought.

So there's no use in weeping,
Bear a cheerful spirt still;
Never doubt that Fate is keeping
Future good for present ill!"

~ Parting, Charlotte Bronte

So right now as I type, Ben and Virginia are driving to their new home in Atlanta. Such a bittersweet thing. On the one side of it, they are headed off to a wonderful new home and exciting new opportunities - on the other side of it, we're losing some of our favorite friends. And I'm using the term losing loosely. Obviously they will remain friends with all of us - and we're already planning a trip to atlanta. Bring on some time in the mountains!!! It just won't be the same down here without Ben and Gin. So, guys, thanks for the past few years of friendship and tons and tons of memories!!! I can't wait to see you guys again - sooner than later. Take care.


Blogger VA said...

Shannon you are the best! We already miss you guys like crazy! hopefully we will be in the house soon (stuff arrives tomorrow) and will be eagerly awaiting visitors from the south. See you all soon.. start planning! :) Gin

10:29 AM  
Blogger shannonO said...

We can't wait to see you 2 again! ...and to see pics of the new place.

you all better keep in touch!

11:34 AM  

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