Do you escort your loved ones to the railway station or airport to see off??

.....bidding g'bye is hard - i wish good bye to my friend.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
India
May 25, 2007 4:33am CST
bidding good bye is hard. i would never escort them to the railway station or airport. my eyes would invariably get wet and i would not want them to depart with a heavy heart. on the contrary, how delightful i get everytime i get to receive them!! it feels great. pls share your thoughts...
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@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
25 May 07
I know is hard but I prefer escort them.I like use even the last moment with them . Ones when I was young (18)I went to the airport with my husband,was my boyfriend then.He was going back to him country and we didn't know if and how will come back .Was really hard.I tough was the harder goodbye until.........before 4 years when my son was 8 years old we decided sent him to him grandparents at Egypt ,none of us couldn't go these year,so we sent him alone with the air hostess.Was the harder thing I ever done.Just after the airplane left the airport I call to close ticket as soon I can find place for I go behind him at Egypt.Was August,difficult month for you find ticket the last moment,I find one after 29 days ....was for 1 day before my son would coma back to us.I didn't care,even 1 day was important.I went and we sit 1 more month there.I never let him travel again alone without me.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
25 May 07
you are such a sweet heart. i know how it feels with loved ones. to let go one's kids is tougher and i have seen my sister hesitating and ultimately ruling out the idea to send her daughter to the boarding school. i can understand how difficult it had been without your son!! its as tough as it could get. thanx, have a nice day.
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@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
1 Jun 07
Thank you Mimpi.
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@dpk262006 (56753)
• Delhi, India
25 May 07
MIMPI, Very good discussion. Full marks to you. Yes, you have raised a very interesting question. But before I go ahead. I would like to know - Are you emotional or say sentimental? Yes, I make it a point to see my relatives off to railway stations, bus stand or airport, as the case may be, invariably. It is true that I also get emotional, when see them off. I feel it is my duty to see my relatives, friends off to railway station. I feel, that one who has visited us and has spent his moments and time with us, so it a part of courtesy that we should surely escort him/her to railways station etc. Though, I feel bad when bidding buy in such cases, yet I try my level best to escort my relatives or friends to station. Of course receiving them gives great pleasure and happiness. I also make it a point, that if any of our relatives is coming form outside, and if he has to stay with us...I will definitely go and receive him. Or for that matter, if someone is passing through Delhi and he is on train, and if I get the message that he would be passing through Delhi...I would go to station to see him. (One of my 'Maasi' is very emotional, she stays at Lucknow...every time we visit her and when we come back...she cannot stop herself crying or sobbing...while departing we alwyas find her in tears and that also makes us sad). deepak
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
25 May 07
valuable input, i really appreciate your steadfastness and strength. its indeed our duty to escort the relatives. however, i cannot wave g'bye. that makes me sad. here, i am only talking about my sisters and the abbies and my parents and grandparents. so, i am the first one to receive and the last one to see off. thanx.
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@dpk262006 (56753)
• Delhi, India
25 May 07
Pemit me to use your words - "We are on the same vibes".
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
25 May 07
permission granted.
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• Singapore
30 May 07
i will always send my loved one, and yes, i will cry at times but then it will be better than staying locked up at home, wondering whether they left already or not. when i was first with my bf, i have to send him to the station a couple of time, and it's kinda weird but it's him who's the one crying most of the time (eventhough we are going to be apart for few weeks and we will be online most of the time)
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
31 May 07
firstly great to hear from you after a long long time. i really missed your presence here. i can understand your work pressure but still things aren't the same without you. i guess you are still working there in the boutique. y yes, it's difficult to let go of your loved ones but when you know you will get to meet him sooner or later things get better. i just hope you two rock in like. good luck, God bless. love and hugs...
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• Singapore
1 Jun 07
hehe...love your comments!! sorry for my absence and no, i changed job already...i'm now working back in sales industry for IT training packages for corporate customers (more suitable for me rather than retail) so you will expect me to be back to myLot though may not be so active...but glad to know that you are still here! :D xoxox
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• India
23 Jun 07
I mostly don't go to see off my loved ones as i get emotional and cry...So avoid going...
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
25 Jun 07
so, you are like me, thanx for sharing paradise.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
26 May 07
I do not believe in good bys, but i always escort my loved ones to the rail station or to the airport, but i always use the excuse that it is because i am giving them a ride to the airport. they usually tell me that i do not have a car..( and lol they are usually right about that), but i still find a way of getting away from this emotionally feeling act of saying goodbye.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 May 07
nice to hear your thoughts liranglo.
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@sreevasu (2717)
• India
26 May 07
I used to accompany them up to turning of last depart. It is just to make them feel that I am with them as far as I can. It makes them happy also. Even if we don't go, there is a moment of departure. I am not that sentimental to think that they are leaving me for ever. I am optimistic and I know that they will return to us one day and I am conveying to them that I will be here, also to receive you (or always here for you). So that's my experience Mimpi. Thank you for asking.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 May 07
i really appreciate sreevasu. that's the way it should be. thanx.
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@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
25 May 07
I used to send off my loved ones but not anymore. Just like you, I cant control my emotion and cry each time. So, I just bid them farewell from home.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 May 07
that makes two of us. thanx.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Yes I do whenever my Daughter comes to see me or my Friend I will go to the Station to meet them and I also take them back Yes it is hard but I do it
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 May 07
i really appreciate. thanx for sharing.
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@hillock (749)
• Qatar
29 Oct 07
me too! not because i cry when i do but because it gives me the feeling that they are going to go back anyway so theres no need to see them off!
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
29 Oct 07
Really!
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
30 Oct 07
yah.. well just for those who would surely come back but for the ones that who wouldnt i would definitely say goodbye and see them off!
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
30 Oct 07
so, that is it! Now It made complete sense, hillock. Thanks for clarifying.
@mayka123 (13473)
• India
30 Aug 08
I have got very much used to seeing relatives off so that does not make any difference to me now. But when I first left my daughter in the boarding school it was very hard for me. She had never been away from home before so it was all the more tough. Now that she is back from the boarding I am most happy.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
5 Sep 08
Mayka yes, it must have been a sad feeling leaving one's child. But then that's life! See how adorable she has grown up to be!
@mayka123 (13473)
• India
12 Sep 08
Yes very adorable.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
12 Sep 08
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I remember my closest friends and family seeing me off at the airport every time I leave the country. And it always feels bittersweet. Sister and I would always hold off the tears until we hear the last boarding call and tears would start. I always hug my dad as much as I could that last moment before I walk into that secured passenger area. When Boyfriend went to Prague, I took him to the airport. It was early in our relationship and I drove back all alone. Of course, the pick-up was even better. Now, we take our trips together. We always see Sister off to the airport. Since the airport here is about an hour and a half, it's not as easy and convenient for us to see everyone off to the airport but I would call my friends the night before they leave and tell them to take care. We're the wave-to-the-person-leaving-until-you-can't-see-him/her-no-more bunch at the airport. My post is all over the place, I'm so sorry.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
29 Aug 08
Hi SISI Recently when my sister came to visit us I never thought I would end up at the airport with waving-till-last bunch. But my lil niece is a dah'ling. I did not want leave her till the last moment. It feels so good to see you here and everywhere for that matter. It gives a positive, cheerful vibe. smiles...
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Same sentiment here.
@balasri (26549)
• India
29 Sep 07
I can't help doing that.All my in laws are depending on me and love me so much,I make it a point to go to the airport and railway stations to send them of.I just love them and like to do this always.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
29 Oct 07
I can understand what you meant, Bala. We cannot ignore the responsibilities in life. Thanks.
@balasri (26549)
• India
29 Oct 07
Thank you very much for understanding as always.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
26 Sep 07
Hey mimpi, one of the things that i really do not like, or i can tell you directly that i can not handle is goodbye's. I just do not like goodbye, but then again i will always escort my loved one to the airport or train station, i would never forgive myself if i would not do so. So yes i do, and yes i get very emotional and everything and tell myself that i won't be able to do that again, but everytime the story repeats himself..:)
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
27 Sep 07
Hi Liran, Nothing sad like bidding bye to loved ones. It feels dreadful. Thanks. Miss you all the while.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Sep 07
Thanks mimpi:)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
Good day.. Yes I would though I must control my sadness. In the contrary I don't want to be escorted when it's me who is leaving. I don't want or feel the sadness of the people I love. Strange aint it?
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
5 Sep 08
Its actually not strange. Even i want it that way. Thanks for responding.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Aug 08
I would do so wherever possible yes. If they are going away even for only a short time I would want to milk every second with them that I possibly could before they leave! And I agree 100% that there is nothing more exciting than waiting in anticipation at the airport and searching through the crowds of people getting off a flight just trying to catch that first glimpse of your loved one! In a way it is the same feelings I used to get when I was a kid getting all excited on Christmas Eve! You are a blend of nerves and excitement all in one!
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
29 Aug 08
James Things change and it did change in one year. I did end up at the airport for I never wanted to let go my niece out of my sight till the last moment. She is a bliss to be around!
@SViswan (12071)
• India
16 Aug 08
lol..with so many goodbyes in my lifetime....I have got used to it...and I don't feel sentimental when a loved one leaves after a visit. I've seen my aunts cry everytime my uncles leave. But I'm not like that. Maybe I'm not wired like that. I might be a little sad....but I'd rather look forward to the next visit than be sad about them going away. I like going to the airport /railway station to send them off....but now it gets tough handling the kids...so I stay home.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
18 Aug 08
• India
2 Aug 08
My two niece who are 9 and 5 years, makes my eyes moist, when they leave my home after every summer. Sure they would insist me to come to the bus stand, and put them in the bus.. and they will keep on telling me " bye Mama, bye Mama.." till the bus departs.. Really the kids are of pure love and affections. Other than these two girls, ehh.. i never feel bad when they go.. but for formality sake i may escort them to the bus stand or railway station..
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
4 Aug 08
Saivenkaat Even I have two nieces 9 yr and 5 yr old. It indeed feels very sad to wave them good bye especially when you gt to see them once in a year!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
8 Mar 08
Hi there... I agree with you, bidding goodbyes are hard, I dont like them at all, but they are something we all have to experience at some stage and accept that the people we do bid farewell too, are hopefully coming back again soon... Have a great day...
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
11 Mar 08
I really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
@yanjiaren (9050)
29 Oct 07
Tell me about it lo..Every time I have toleave my Beloved tocome to the U.K again I cry likemad..I love to take family and friends to the airport and stuff if I know they are going away for a holiday but leaving my husband one end then leaving my son the other end really kills me lol.I mkiss both of thewm every time, each one with a different kind of love. But I dolike the food at the airports lol hahaa
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
30 Oct 07
lol.. you have always made me laugh.
• Kuwait
29 Oct 07
This is the hardest thing to do. But yes i need to see them board safely to the plane,train or something, thought it will makes me cry. This is very important for us to scort our family boarding.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
30 Oct 07
I agree annette. Thanks.