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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.
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    My son is in Germany and I am in California. I totally understand the missing of shared times.
    2027 days ago
    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...

    2027 days ago
    2028 days ago
    It's hard when your kids live far away. This is so common these days. Getting together with friends is a great idea.
    2028 days ago
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