Saturday was our going away party with friends. We've had it planned for about two months and invited everyone about 7 weeks ago...so for "emotional me," there was a lot of thoughts running through my head about how the day would go and how much I'd be crying. I had several completely irrational dreams leading up to the day about how the party would go. But it ended up being a really fun, emotional, sort of "out of body" experience. I've been praying that I wouldn't be emotional at the going away parties and in the end, I wasn't at all. As I've explained, I get emotional really easily so for me, I wasn't emotional at all.Yet I was truly very very sad saying goodbye to everyone. I really feel like it was a "God thing" that I was able to be "normal" as I said goodbye to everyone. I've been journaling and praying a lot every day about saying my goodbyes and am so glad I was able to keep it all together. I am so thankful for everyone who made it to the party..it was just what I needed. I would have had a hard time saying goodbye to everyone when I had met for dinners the past few weeks and didn't want to have a long list of goodbyes this week. It was just the closure that I needed and know I will see everyone again soon, either here in Chicago (probably the burbs) or in Colorado. A HUGE thank you to all who came to say goodbye!! I will miss you LOTS!!