Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye …

Saying goodbye is rarely easy, especially when the journey has been so hope-filled, and has introduced you to lifelong friends who will cheer for you, cry with you, pray for you. Still, saying goodbye is often for the best, so it with sadness and hope that, after seven years, I pen my final post for Inkspirational Messages.

I’m very sad to say so long to fellow bloggers and readers whom I’ve gotten to know over the years. How blessed I am to have made these amazing friends! Also, it’s difficult letting go of something that’s become part of life’s routine, but when posting becomes simply routine rather than being a passion, it’s time to let go and make room for those who still strive for excellence.

Letting go of the Inkspers also means that I will have more time to spend on writing stories, something that’s taken a back seat over the past couple of years and needs to get back up front into the drivers seat.

I’d love to stay in touch with everyone! You’ll still find me blogging over at Brenda Anderson Books, I’ll be in touch on Facebook, and I’ll certainly be visiting Inkspirational Messages every day to read the latest posts by the gifted writers remaining here.

Rather than a drawn-out goodbye, I’ll leave you with these words from Numbers 6:24-26 as sung by the Golden Valley Lutheran College concert choir back in 1983 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, which was our choral farewell to college.


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Brenda S. Anderson

Brenda S. Anderson is the author of the gritty Coming Home Series. She writes authentic and life-affirming fiction. Learn more about Brenda at

17 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye …”

  1. It’s been wonderful getting to know you through the blog, Brenda. I pray God will pour his blessings upon you. Happy writing!

  2. What a fitting way to end it, Brenda. With music. Of course, you’re never getting rid of me. We’re sisters in Christ and sisters of the heart. You will always be one of my most treasured friends. I will be cheering you on as I know you will me.

  3. Argh, I can’t get the music to work so I don’t have a sound track for my quiet sniffles. Will miss you here, Brenda. Can’t believe it’s been seven years!!!!!!! Oy!!!!!!!! Time flies.

      1. Yay — I listened to it. The audio clip just took forever to load on my dinosaur computer! Beautiful and the perfect sentiment for the occasion.

  4. I have so enjoyed working with you. You are a true encourager. I will look forward to hearing more from and about you in the days to come. That beautiful benediction took me back to my younger days in the church choir. Thanks for sharing in so many wonderful ways. May He truly bring you peace. 😊

  5. Brenda, I have greatly enjoyed getting to know you through your blogs, and getting to meet you earlier this year. I’ll miss you around here, but you’re not REALLY going anywhere, since I can still follow you on Facebook and read your stories! Thank you for being a wonderful encourager and friend, and blessings on your writing!

    1. So fun getting to know you too, Stephanie! I look forward to reading your stories in print someday. And I can’t wait to visit your area again & take in another concert. The Marvel concert was so much fun! My son has his eye on the Star Wars event, so we’ll see… 🙂

  6. Brenda, you have been an inspiration to me! I will miss you here, but you will still be in my heart -and in my email! Lol! Love you, Inksper Sister!

  7. Oh, Brenda, you know how much you mean to me, and blog or no blog, we will always stay connected. Thank you for sharing your talents with us and with so many others.

    1. Absolutely, we’ll stay connected! God truly blessed me when he threw you, me, and Shannon together in that crit group 8+ years ago. He knew we’d become lifelong friends. 🙂 ~~~ And thank you, Lorna, for having the inspiration to bring the Inkspers together seven years ago! It’s been a great ride!

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