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Saying Goodbye …

By Brenda S. Anderson — October 20, 2016

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.


About Author

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

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(17) Readers Comments

  1. Shari Barr
    October 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

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

    • October 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Thank you, Shari! I've loved getting to know you! And when I'm down in your area again, I'd love to get together. :)

      • Shari Barr
        October 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Yes, please let me know when you get down this way. Would love to see you again.:)

        • October 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

          I definitely will! It's nice to know so many people in the area. :)

  2. October 20, 2016 at 9:59 am

    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.

    • October 20, 2016 at 10:47 am

      :) I'm so very blessed by your friendship, Dawn! And yes, I'm definitely in your cheering section - I love watching how God is working through you!

  3. Kav
    October 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    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.

    • October 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      I couldn't believe it had been that long! But I went back to our very first week to check. ~ Bummer that you can't listen! Trust me, we were good. ;-) Here's another choir's version from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4C9zVg5X_A. It's excellent, but not as good as my choir's version. ;-)

      • Kav
        October 20, 2016 at 2:52 pm

        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. Jenny Carlisle
    October 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    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. 😊

    • October 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! I've loved working with you, too! Hopefully we'll meet in person someday. Maybe at a writer's conference ... :)

  5. Stephanie Ludwig
    October 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    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!

    • October 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      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. October 20, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    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!

    • October 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Love you too, Regina! And I'm soooo very excited about your book coming out soon!!! Count me in on your cheerleading team. :)

  7. Lorna
    October 20, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    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.

    • October 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      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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