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Getting Back to Normal

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thanksgiving is over. I am back from Alabama where I spent the time with both my girls. We had a wonderful, relaxing long weekend. The traveling took two full days and was a bit long, but so worth it to be with my girls.

I brought my youngest back with me and she spent a week here with me. I was a crazy, busy week but so nice to have her an extra week. She left Sunday night to go back home.

The day after I am without both daughters is always so hard on me. I know to plan to stay busy. So, that I did yesterday. I handled a few stressful problems. The stress level was high, but it kept me from missing my girls too much. I was exhausted by the evening and went to bed early. I slept a little better than I had the previous three nights.

My girls are 32 and 30 - grown with their own busy lives. But I am still the momma - always wanting to be near them and trying to make sure that they are okay and have what they need. My wish is for us to be physically closer, but I know that is not feasible at this time. I have learned to make the most of the time we do spend together. We still keep in contact very regularly through phone calls and emails. Sometimes I just want to be able to give them hugs and kisses...

So now it's time to get back into a routine. I want to make it a little different - to add some activities that are different and keep me a little busier and in contact with more people. Thinking of how I want to do it but don't have definite plans. A get-together of family and friends before Christmas may be something to do. It can be hard to get everyone together but I think it's worth a shot. I will put my thinking cap on today and see what I can come up with.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NESARIAN 12/4/2012 6:48PM

    My son is in Germany and I am in California. I totally understand the missing of shared times.

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SLIMLILA 12/4/2012 3:59PM

    Glad you had such a wonderful time with our dd's. Only a wish for me these days...

It was so awesome to go to the Women's Evening at my friend's church last nite, always said I need a Christmas Concert to put me in the mood...

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DONNABRIGHT 12/4/2012 9:20AM


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SPIRALINGUP 12/4/2012 8:16AM

    It's hard when your kids live far away. This is so common these days. Getting together with friends is a great idea.

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