Sunday, January 04, 2009

A New Road


Yesterday, we moved our oldest daughter into her own apartment 2-1/2 hours away. Tomorrow she starts her job and is filled with excitment and can't wait for that first paycheck. Also, she is going to start some sewing for her apartment. Home dec type items. I took her sewing machine in for service, it isn't sewing the best. Then an excuse to visit, I have to deliver it, right? As we were running errands and buying items for her apartment, I scouted a Hancock's and an independent fashion fabric store. Hurray, another reason to visit (as if I need any reasons).


I didn't cry yesterday when we left, I had done enough of that the last 2 weeks. Christmas morning, realizing it was her last Christmas morning at home (wedding this summer), when my parents came over to tell her good bye, just random moments. Now I have to stop typing, I feel the tears coming on.


So please think positive thoughts for her as she fights rush hour traffic in the big city. Thank you.

14 comments:

  1. Here's a {{{{{cyber hug}}}}}! It's so hard to watch children grow up and grow independent, yet that is exactly what they are supposed to do. It's so exciting for her -- new home; new job, new life. And 2 1/2 hours isn't that far.

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  2. i'm tearing up...and it's not even my daughter. they grow up way to fast.

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  3. Gosh, Lori, I get teared up just thinking about my daughter leaving for college, so I totally understand the tears. But Elaray is right--2.5 hrs isn't that bad. My DD plans to move to LA when she graduates from college: horrors!

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  4. I have three daughters who grew up, went only an hour away for college, but now live in Conn., Mass., and Ariz.!! I live in Tenn. so they are all very far from us. Not only that but between them there are 5 grandchildren. They were all home for Christmas which was wonderful, but then they each left one at a time with their families. The hardest thing in the world to do is watch them drive down our long driveway and out onto the highway. The next hardest is waiting for a call that they are all home safely. I know how you feel. Use every excuse in the world for visits. Or no excuse at all, just go.
    I love to sew. I would love to exchange ideas, etc. Check out my blog. Julia

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  5. Tiffany from MD4:53 PM

    I hope your DD had a great first day! When my DS was born (11 yrs. ago this Wed), I held him and cried thinking of the day I'd have to let him go. Thankfully, I have a few more years to go. Best wishes, and looking forward to the next podcast =)

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  6. There is no doubt you have prepared her well for her future. Here are good thoughts and prayers for health, happiness and success for her.

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  7. It really will get easier as time goes on. You'll probably find that you and your daughter develop a new relationship. Think of the great adventure ahead of her!

    Wishing you both well.
    Gwen

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  8. {{{hug}}} I'm tearing up just reading your post. Letting go isn't easy, especially when they grow up so fast!! Where did that time go?

    I hope your DD enjoyed her first day at work.

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  9. Wow! What a rite of passage; school completed, own apartment, own job. You've done a great job parenting her. She seems like she has her head on straight, has a great relationship with her family, and will do well as your relationship evolves as she continues to grow into a wonderful young woman. Enjoy this time of transition. It will be fun to look back on.

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  10. Sigh! Why do they have to grow up and leave us? Off to have adventures of their own - but without their mothers? It is unthinkable isn't it?!. I get scared thinking about my two leaving. With the eldest it could any time (well not next week - but any time in the next few years.)

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  11. I'm right there with you, Lori. Oldest daughter an hour away (not too bad), and 2nd daughter in Germany for another 9 months. Hopefully it will get easier for you; it hasn't for me. :)

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  12. Hugs Lori. I loved leaving home and getting out on my own, but my bond with my mom became even stronger afterwards. We became the best of friends. Sometimes we spend two hours on the phone together.

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  13. Aw,I'm teary now too. Dang. My baby is just growing so fast (years away from leaving, thankfully, but still!) It's so HARD!! Bless you both. :)

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  14. I hope things have gotten easier for you. I don't know what I'm going to do when my kids start moving out. Heck, it makes me sad to think about my youngest going to K - I cried when they all went off to school, I'm such a sap.

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