Two of our long-term RWI members are leaving us.  The adult part of me understands, but the sister part of me is whining.  Change comes to all things…life, careers, groups. Actually, without change, there is no growth.  Even if that change is the loss of good friends.

I’ve actually only seen Meg Reid five or six times in all the years I’ve known her.  She’s a funny, warm person and I could listen to her laugh forever.  I love her writing, her willingness to try new things, and her strong support of her fellow authors.  I don’t know all the paths she will travel from now on, but I’m glad she and I can still communicate through email.  And if she doesn’t keep me apprised of future publications, she’ll be cheating me big time!  Love ya, Meg!

Sandee Wagner, what am I going to do without your solid good sense?  Where the rest of us might dither around the changes in technology or the market, you hold firm to your path.  If you don’t know how to do something, you learn it.  And in your generosity, you share it with the rest of us.  I love your wry view of the world and your constant astonishment of human foibles.  I will miss those wonderful quips of yours.  When, and not if, you publish, you’d better let us know.  If I can’t hear you, the next best thing will be reading your voice.  See you on your blog!

As for the rest of the RWI sisters, you’d better not be planning to leave us!  I’ve had all the changes I can handle for right now.