Unity and I went to visit a friend the other day, who has moved to an island nearby. This is one of her most dear friends from school and even though they are not far off, Unity is still going to miss seeing her every day in the classroom.
We've been talking about staying close to people even when they're not right there and I told her about a close friend of mine who moved away in high school and how we stayed in touch for a few years. It's been good for Unity to hear that story and to make plans for visits and letters with her friend.
And hey, then we have an excuse to visit an island.