This is the hardest part of all.
Letting you go.

"I'm so angry with you for leaving."
I understand. I'm sorry. So sorry.

"I wish you would have stayed around longer. I really needed you, so much."
Please don't cry. If things could have been different, I would have changed them in a heartbeat.

"I wish you could answer me. But it's not like I expected you to anyway…"
You know that I wish I could say anything meaningful…

"I just stopped to talk with you one last time, to drop these off… I'm leaving tomorrow."
Thank you.

"I miss you more and more, everyday."
You'll see me again someday.


With shaking breaths I place our photos by your side along with letters you wrote me.
Then I have nothing left to say or do but cry and walk back to the pews.