I have had a difficult time letting my friend go. I have wanted him back. Yet, I am sure he is much happier now that he has been reunited with his wife and loved ones. Yesterday, I realized that my constant prayers about him, about my missing him, are a pull on him away from what I really want for him right now. I want him to be happy and at peace with his loved ones. Looking back on warm memories is not the same as pulling on a person because we don't want them gone. So, last night, I decided I would stop all this prayer about my friend and just let him go. This is not as easy as it sounds.
My prayers today are to let go with the peace and confidence that I will see my wonderful friend again and that it will be a happy reunion. This requires some faith and confidence in the Lord's great Plan and gratitude for what He has given me.
I am grateful for wonderful friendships that have meant so much to me that they can hurt so much once the friend is gone.