Let her go…


‘We reluctantly agreed that when you love someone, you’ve got to let them go’

Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) says it so perfectly, in words so true that they ring in my ears for days on end.

My sister is leaving, flying back to Nicaragua, back to the place & the people she has come to love in the past few years. She has found a second home there, far across the ocean, miles away from me. It makes me sad to see her go, yet it makes me happy to know that she loves the life she lives. She makes me proud; my brave ‘little’sister, following her heart, planning, plotting& embracing her bright future every way she can. I admire her; wish bits of me could be like bits of her; so self-assured, so focused, so seemly unafraid to live life the way she wants to.

She will fly across the ocean; leaving behind the four season of these lowlands, saying her farewells to the order of things, waving goodbye to this tiny spot of land where over 16 million people attempt to find their unique place to stand. She will touch ground in a place that suits her better, where the sun is just that little warmer, the rains falls just that little faster, where life is lived exactly the way she likes it…

I will miss her. But I love her. And I too reluctantly agree that when you love your sister, you’ve got to let her go…


2 thoughts on “Let her go…

  1. On the first place I have to thank you Naomi for all the efforts you make, to find these right words/songs blog after blog again. As a mum I love you for that and I feel it’s your talent…to touch each of us with your words.
    Seeing little Ruth, memories are coming back and tears are hurting me, knowing I will not see her for a long time! And at the same time I have to see and feel, this is what she wants… The best of luck ‘little’ Ruth, know you are surrounded by love that’s crossing oceans and unknown countries, still always there to survive!

  2. And she will be missed. But I so agree with Passenger and you, Naomi. When you love someone, you should not stand in their way. Dearest Ruth, I love you. I love you all the way to Nicaraqua and back again!

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