The reality, though, is that there are people you can't keep in your life, even if you want to. The reality is that you may reach a crossroads and she will want to go left while you want to go right. The truth is that this feels like dying but it is okay. It is, and you are, and she will be.
The hard part is knowing that.
The hard part is letting go of a hand you held to tightly and taking those steps on your own path, by yourself.
The hard part is realizing that this is not a failure. There is no such thing as failure. There is only the journey and for right now, your journey dictates that you part ways.
The hardest part is knowing that it's for the best, because it hurts so fucking much.
But you let go of her hand.
And you wave goodbye.
And you pray she will be blessed.
And you let her go.