I have a love/hate relationship with spring. It is such a huge relief to get out of the (let's be honest) demoralizing winter's of Saskatchewan. They are so long, so cold and so painful that when spring comes - you grab hold of tight, like a treasured prize you are afraid to lose. I feel like I can start being social again! I no longer want to hide out in my house in hibernation mode!
But with the spring - in Saskatoon anyway, comes a whole different wave of sadness. We, like many of our friends, are Alberta/BC ex-pats. We came to Saskatchewan with the lure and hope of being able to get into the college of our husband's dream's (mostly Dental, but a few crazies want Vet Med, Medicine, Education, Pharmacy or Law). Like our friends we moved away from family and have had babies out here and have raised young families. It is a unique place where people come, try to get in, stay a few years and then - move on.
And every spring it happens - people move on. I am so grateful for spring to finally arrive here, but also hate that it is always associated with farewells. I am so happy for the friends that I have made here over the years, and equally happy for my friends - that they get to move on to the next chapter of life (What? You can actually be DONE school AND make money?????), but I am sad for me to say goodbye.
This year we say goodbye to the Jubber's, Stone's (maybe not?), Gauthier's, Cooper's, Baker's and Jahn's. We will really miss you guys.
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