Thursday, August 18, 2011

Checking In

Hi there! Just thought I'd check in and let you know why I've been MIA.

Took DD for the removal of a pretty good sized cyst from inside her foot on Tuesday. She's doing well, and it seems that the foot has a bit more range of motion each day.

On a sad note, many of you remember that she moved back to our area from New York, to a town about 45 minutes from here, about two and a half years ago. She has accepted a job offer in Colorado Springs, and is driving her U-Haul and towing her car out on Sunday. So....needless to say, mom has been spending every available moment with her. It's a very mixed bag of emotions. The job is an excellent career move for her, and she has a wonderful man in her life that is in C. Springs, so we are so very happy for her. Ahhh....but of course, we are sad for us, as we'll miss her and our granddaugherdoggie, Rosie, sniff sniff.....tissues, please! What's silly, is that she has lived in Louisiana (11 hour drive), Pittsburgh (10 hour drive), New York (18 hour drive), Taipei Taiwan (14 hour flight) until the last 2.5 years! It's not like I'm not used to her living far far away...I'm such a wimp!

Send up a few prayers for safe travels for her if you don't mind :)

Thanks for being so understaning about my absence - I'll try to get back to 'normal' on Monday. In the meantime, I'm off to grab some more tissues and watch a girlie flick with DD.

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

24 comments:

Chelsea said...

Awwwwww. Enjoy the time with DD. Was wondering where you were!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh drats...I am always sad at the distance from my oldest, and it is not near as far as your are facing. Thank heavens for SKYPE!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm sending prayers up for both of you! That's why the Lord brought your extra little puppy into your life!

Rufus said...

Enjoy your time with her! Wishing her all the best in Colorado Springs. Hubby used to have to go there for business, I remember it as a very nice place.
R/

Dawnll said...

Ok now I am crying too!!!
Safe travels for beautiful Melissa- I will keep her in my prayers for sure.PLeases tell her congrats on the new job.
I know you will miss her terribly, it sure is hard to let them FLAP their wings.
Hugs to you

Dana said...

Awww sweetie!! Such a mixed bag of emotions!! Happy for your daughters wonderful career move, but oh so sad for you!! Praying for safe travels and an uneventful relocation on her part and peace and comfort for you and your hubby : )
xx

Sue said...

Awww..all of us Mom's feel your pain. So hard to have them move so far away. I only have one child and she lives about four miles from us, and I count my blessing everyday. God speed on her travel to CO, and thinking of you as she goes.

{{Big Hug}}
Sue

Audrey Frelx said...

I'm sure you'll miss your daughter and Rosie terribly, but on the bright side you'll be so much more happier to see each other when you do; and, you'll have a place to visit -- how fun!

Of course, easier said than done, but I tried!!! LOL!

And, of course, I'll pray for an easy and peaceful transition for you all!

Iris said...

I hope your daughter enjoys her new job!! I'm sure she'll be visiting you soon!!

Olga said...

ah hon, my heart breaks for ya, enjoy her while shes here, but thats what we do, raise em up so they can move away from us hehe, it'll be okay, thank God for phones, Skype and travel. Prayers going up for her and you!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Big hugs to you, my friend. I have been miles and miles from my DD for nearly 8 years now, and it never gets any easier. I won't be happy until I can be at her house in 15 minutes or less! Enjoy your time with her, and don't give your blog a second thought until you feel up to it. Praying for traveling mercies for your DD as she makes this move...and praying for peace for the heart of a worried mom.

Butternutsage said...

aw Patti you are going to have to rack up some frequent flyer miles!!! I remember the feeling when my son was away for 2 years...but we managed to see him about every 4 months. I hope her foot heals quickly...have a safe trip lugging the uhaul. Wear sunglasses to hide tears (wink) hugs~Donna

*Vicki* said...

Oh sweetie, enjoy your time with her!! Time goes so very FAST!!! Your blog is not as important as those loved ones...don't think of it!! Thinking of you both and sending hugs!! :)

Amanda Mertz said...

Enjoy your time with your daughter Patti! Sending you some cyber hugs!

Pam Sparks said...

awwww... we have one an hour and ten min. away and I think that's too far! Bummer for you... enjoy the moments...they go by way too fast!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

And life rolls on, huh? I can do a little of the crying for ya, cause I could use a good one. Sending hugs from momma to momma, and wishing her a safe trip and a wonderful new life!

Beth Norman said...

Yes, I will definitely keep you and DD in my prayers.

Betty Benton said...

I can feel your pain -- hoping your daughter has safe travels and thoroughly enjoys her new job!

Susan Raihala said...

One word: Skype.

Hugs to you, Patti, and will say prayers for safe travel for daughter and comfort for momma.

Brenda said...

{{{Hugs}}}} Patti. Enjoy your time with your daughter and Rosie. Prayers for safe travels and for you dear Patti as you go through the adjustment of living so far apart again.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww sending {{big hugs}} your direction Patti. I'm lucky to live 15 minutes walk from my Mum, so can't imagine how hard it is for you and your daughter to be so far apart. You definately need to get your Skype set up!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Definitely will add prayers for safe travel. Keep your chin up!

Mau xx said...

Sending lots of Love and prayers for DD's new move and also for you and hubby Patti. You really need Skype up and running. Sending you Hugs xx

Auntie Em said...

Hope the travel goes well.

{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}} for the momma left behind!