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Rough week

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Last Saturday we got up bright and early to drive to my daughter's house and load up a truck to move her to Phoenix. My sonand his wife met at our house and we drove to the town my daughter lived in and went to breakfast. She had a friend helping too. Between the six of us we had the truck loaded in about an hour and a half. Then my son and his wife said their goodbyes to my daughter. That was hard to watch. We were all in tears. Off to Phoenix we went.

It took us three days to get there. We ran into horrible rain the first day, the kind where you can barely see to drive. My daughter told me the next day that she couldn't see the road and was just going by our tail lights. (We drove our pickup pulling a trailer full if her things and she followed in her car.). We made it from Illinois to Missouri the first day. The scone day we made better time and stayed in Texas. Monday morning she decided to head out before us because she could make better time on her own. We had to stop more frequently for gas. She arrived and had the lease signed before we got there.

She was able to find a couple neighbors to help unload. It didn't take long to get the truck unloaded. It was 113 degrees! Tuesday we sent the day with her and got everything out away and pictures hung. Tuesday night we said good-bye. Another very emotional day. My husband normally isn't emotional but even he was in tears.

I've talked to her several times since Tuesday and she seems to be doing fine. It's the first time we've lived more than an hour apart. I still get teary, but we'll be fine.
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2WHEELEDSHARON 7/12/2013 5:30PM

    Kudos to you for helping her get there and get settled! I'm sure she was grateful for your help and the time she got to spend with you. emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 7/8/2013 8:38PM

    Sounds like the move went smoothly and I know she appreciated all of the help you gave her. She will miss you greatly !

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IAMWINNING 7/8/2013 6:25PM

    Major emoticon Nancy. About 22 years ago, we packed up our daughter's stuff (no furniture, she was living at home) and moved her from western TN to mid-FL. That was traumatic. But the others are right, and I'm sure you know it in your heart - this is a part of the circle of life, and could well be very good for your daughter. Amen to having Skype, etc, to help keep you in touch. I'm glad you have that.

Yes, it was a rough week, and the weather sure didn't help, did it!! But you're back into your routine, and once you return to work, it will be a bit easier. I'm praying for you, and wishing you well.

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WATCHMEGO! 7/8/2013 12:43PM

    I moved from Indiana to Texas when I was 23. I can't imagine how my mom must have felt! I have a 10 year old DD and cannot fathom her going away at all.

I do know the move brought my mom and I closer. And now there is email, texting, a whole world of methods of communication.

And, yes, a warm place to go in the winter!

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FROSTY99 7/8/2013 11:55AM

    I remember when my older son packed up his family and moved from MO to FL. Yes, it is emotional but you will get thru this. It is the cycle of life-we have to let them go at some point. Sounds like she is doing good and you will too. Just think a few years ago it would have cost so much for long distance but now we think nothing of it, we have e-mail, Skype, etc. So much easier to stay in touch.
Just look at this as an opportunity to go visit her in the winter when it is cold back in IL!
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STEVIEBEE569 7/8/2013 9:07AM

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COFFEE_KISSES 7/7/2013 9:32PM

    emoticon I can't even imagine how emotional it must, I DREAD the day my kids will be grown and on their own, ugh!

I am glad you guys have had the chance to talk, big hugs and strength to get you through this.

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