“As I watch you move, across the moonlit room
There’s so much tenderness in your loving
Tomorrow I must leave, the dawn knows no reprieve
God give me strength when I am leaving
So raise your hands to heaven and pray
That we’ll be back together someday…”
This song beautifully captures the emotion I feel every time I experience a difficult parting from a loved one. I remember saying goodbye to someone dearest to me when I was eight. I think that marked me for life.