Thursday, August 21, 2008
My daughter did another blog post yesterday. In fact, she did two.
She lives 3000 miles away. We email, we telephone, but it isn't enough. When she does a post (which isn't nearly often enough because of her busy life these days) it means so much to me. It gives me just a little insight into what she is thinking these days, perhaps how she is feeling. I probably read too much into it. My imagination carries me a little too far. But it's something.
I miss her.
I have another daughter who lives 200 miles away. Within easier traveling distance, yes. But due to circumstances, we do not see one another very often. I miss this daughter very much. She is the one most like me in many ways - although I must admit, at one time or another, I feel each of my three daughters are "most" like me. I even feel that about my son at times.
She does not blog any more. Has not for a number of years. I wish she would, but her writing style is very different from her sister's. She goes for humor in her writing and her speech. It is more likely to hide her feelings rather than betray them. I need to talk with her, to see her face to face.
I guess that today I am just missing having all of my children together.
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I so get this post. Call em all up and tell them. Nobody gets tired of hearing their mom say she adores them.....
You may just need a road trip
Congratulations on all your awards! I miss my children and they all live less than an hour away. I talk to my girls every day and my son at least once a week but don't see them that often. I think we all just love to hear from them and have them around us. I am sure they miss you, too, and love hearing from you. Maybe, you need to pop in for a visit???
Unfortunately, it isn't possible for me to go visit at present. I would love to do that. Guess I'll call.
Call .. or email ... but definitely let them know you are thinking of them.
I used to laugh when Mom would call and make sure I was okay after she heard this or that happened. Not that I lived or would be anywhere the whatever but she needed to reassure herself.
Now that she has passed whenever something happens I think about those calls ...
OK, Daryl. I did. And I told them you sent me, too. Can't call one at work, or the other because of the time difference so I emailed.
Bobbie, I hear you! Mine are scattered to all corners of the USA and I miss them too. It's so hard to be so far away. I know my Mom misses me also and she would love for me to move back to CT but I love where I live now. It's hard to choose what to do and so we have moved back and forth from east to west every couple of years! Perhaps we are settled now, but I won't believe it until we have been here for more than 2 years! I'm glad you enjoy that Pollock link. I do too!
Yes, call them all! I wish they were all closer to you, Bobbie, both physically and emotionally.
Two of mine live within 100 miles and one is 250 miles away. We see her more than we see the other two, but she is not married and has the freedom to travel more.
Both the California and New York daughters have responded to my emails already, and CA daughter has added yet another blog entry.
My only child lives in OK and I live in NY..hard to be apart...
Bobbie, I think that I understand so much what you are saying. I too have four children and miss them so much. One lives in DC, and travels so much on business, the other three live here, but with their lives, they are so busy, that I really don't know what they are feeling or exactly what's going on in their lives. They work are are in college, so I don't seem them very much either. I talk to them often, but it's only the pressing or superficial subjects that we talk about. I feel your sadness. They just don't know how much we truly love them unconditionally and it makes me sad. I accept my kids just how they are and love them totally! I get the feelings you feel the same about your children too.
I was going to tell you, that a week or so ago, I asked you about some of your sidebar sayings and you said that I could use any I wanted, so, I have. If I have taken any that you'd prefer I didn't, please let me know and I will immediately remove them. You are such a wonderful woman, I wish that I could give you a hug right now!!! Thanks for all of your help and support, you are so loyal and I deeply appreciate your friendship!!!
Aww ... bobbie, if you haven't already, you should do "Skype" with them. With a webcam and a high-speed internet connection, it's almost like they're there with you. My husband in Iraq and I do it all the time and I've found it really great.
Anyway - I hope you called them all up and talked to them. I bet they're fantastic.
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