Two weeks ago on the news here in Ontario, a young father and husband went missing after going for a test drive. They found his body soon afterwards. Now a wife is grieving the loss of her husband, parents for their son, siblings for their brother, and many for a friend. They did not get a chance to say "Good-bye".
This past week many had to say good-bye to those lost during the tornado in Oklahoma.
A couple of days ago a wife in the UK had to unexpectantly say good-bye to her husband when he was murdered by an Islamist radical.
I think the best way to say "Good-bye" is to always live like it may be our last day. No regrets.
Psalm 90:12 says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
No matter what, it is never easy to say good-bye. Love those dear to you every moment of everyday. Don't sweat the small stuff. I would rather have my teenaged son around with a messy room, than not. I would rather put my husband's dirty dishes in the dishwasher, than not. Forgive...and then forget about it. Smile often.