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My son is moving away.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I'm sad because my youngest son and family are moving far away. I know we will not be able to see them very often. I do want what is best for them. They feel they will be happier in Minnesota. Logan, Allie and Cammy will be leaving and I won't be able to see them when we go down to CA in the winter months. Both my dil and ds have worked and lived in Minnesota before and my dil does have family there. That is a comfort to me. I will get over it but today I am so sad.
It is silly to cry I know but covering up my feelings is worse for me. thank you for reading my blog. emoticon
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  • SHARON10002
    Yes, it is hard when our sons and daughters leave our homes. It is like a piece of us goes with them for awhile. Our son currently lives 8 hours from us, and that is the closest he has been to us since he left 8 years ago, and we are thankful it is within driving distance. You and your DH can "plan" visits - that's what we do, and it is fun as the excitement builds knowing we will see him and his family again. We plan long weekend visits most of the time, but manage longer ones a few times a year. It is most definitely quality time which we all enjoy, and Skype and iphones make it easier than ever to stay in touch!
    1939 days ago
    I know this is a while ago, hope things are better for you and family now. I moved back to LI, NY 8 years ago to be by my oldest daughter - I rarely see her. Go figure!!! Wishing you peace in your heart...
    2838 days ago
    So sorry you are so sad.
    3175 days ago
    Well, it is hard to have our families spread so far away. I know how you must feel. Remember all your Spark friends are still here. emoticon
    3183 days ago
    It's so hard when our children take our grandchildren far away! I am sad with you.
    3183 days ago
    So very sorry sweetie!!! Perhaps you can visit them by Skype???? With today's technology there are so many ways to get around not being able to be right there with them in person. My heart goes out to you.......you just come visit your friends here on FB when you are feeling down and I bet we could help a little if you let us...HUGS!!!
    3183 days ago
    Oh, I KNOW how hard this is. My son moved to Zafra, Spain in Oc.t 2010 and in 3 weeks he & his GF are moving to Thailand for an undetermined amount of time. Haven't talked to him in I don't know how long. Do cry....believe it or not, I think it's good for us when we get this kind of news. I went into a total funk just after we said our good-byes at the airport. I think it took me over a year to begin snapping out of it. In your case, there's nothing we want more than to be part of our grand-kids lives. I will add you to my prayer list dear friend. You're never alone. Even if you can see your son & his family a couple of times a year - it's better than nothing. emoticon
    3184 days ago
    It is hard when they move away. Our youngest just told us that they are moving to Indianapolis this summer--they already live 4 hrs away and that will make it 11 to 12 more the way they drive but probably 14 hrs at our speed. lol Praying for comfort for you. ((HUGS))
    3184 days ago
    Thank you all for being so supportive. I am feeling better and just needed to have a good cry I guess.
    3184 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    Oh, Jo Ann I'm so sorry this makes you sad sweetie. I've always admired how you and your DH come all the way from Washington to spend quality time with your children/grandchildren & great grandchild every year... some times twice if the occasion presents itself.

    Perhaps this will give you another direction to travel in the future and as the grands get older maybe they can come visit you. Time will tell if this is a blessing in disguise... they are moving for a reason. I know you are being brave for your DS & DIL but glad you came to cry on our shoulder because we really do care emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    3184 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9786087
    I am so sorry- go ahead cry- get it out. You are human and you are allowed to have feelings!! I would feel the same! We will keep you and your family in our prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3184 days ago
  • ELLA61ST
    I am sorry your son is moving away from you. Minnesota is a wonderful place to visit - fall colors are great. I hope your son and his family find happiness there!
    3184 days ago
    I know this is hard for you. I would be sad if it were me.
    I will be thinking about you.

    3184 days ago
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