Saying “I Love You”

Cynthia Bailey-Rug, Christian Author

Recently I learned that an old friend of mine passed away suddenly & unexpectedly. We met not long after I got my first computer in 2000, on an aol message board. We emailed frequently. Although we only met once in person & spoke on the phone only a handful of times, I cherished her friendship. She was the definition of a southern belle – gentle, gracious, thoughtful, loving & most of all she had a strong faith in God.

Naturally, losing this lovely lady has caused me to think a lot about relationships & life in general. One of the things that crossed my mind was our final conversation. She wasn’t feeling well, so it was fairly brief, unfortunately. I remember our last words before hanging up though.. “I love you.”

When I was growing up, my paternal grandparents always did this too.  We never parted company either in person…

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