Good-bye~ what does it mean really? A goodbye means that someone's departing: you say goodbye to your parents when you go off to college, and you also say goodbye to guest when they leave after a visit. The original goodbye, dating from the 1579's, was godbwye, which was a contraction of the farewell phrase "God be with ye!" definitions of goodbye.
Goodbye's always have been difficult for me. Like so many of us the older I get the more it seems I am saying goodbye. I like the the phrase "God be with ye!", but I don't like saying goodbye! I like saying " I will keep you in my heart until we meet again", this will be my new phrase, It works better for me than goodbye.
So to all those family and friends that have passed this life, " I will keep you in my heart until we meet again," to all my family and friends that live so far away or plan on moving far from me. "I will keep you in my heart until we meet again and always".