|it's not goodbye, it's see you later|
And just like that. My brother is officially a New Yorker.
This is a picture my dad took as Seth drove away from the airport after he dropped us off. What you don't see is me collapsed to my knees on the ground to the left of where dad took this picture. Although I cried in Seth's arms, the weight of all of this was too much to bear as I walked away from him.
For weeks now, I've battled acknowledging the emotions I've felt about Seth moving. They've sat in an emotional whirlwind inside my chest that whole time. Finally that whirlwind found it's escape through the tears of a broken heart. @thatalneguy and I have an incomparable relationship as brothers. It's one that many don't and can't understand. It's special. I know I'll see Seth again and I know this isn't goodbye. I know God has big plans for him and Cailey in New York. I have peace about those things. But losing my best friend is a heavy burden to bear, a hard pill to swallow, and today I felt every last bit of that weight.
I'm thankful for a brother who follows the direction of the Lord. But what I'm most thankful for in this situation is being able to spend these last few days with him.
It's not goodbye, it's see you later ❤️