Wednesday, September 16, 2015

And Away They Go . . . . .

One week ago this morning our beautiful daughter Alex, and her husband, Cole, left for San Diego, California.

By the time I see her again, it will have been a little over four weeks.

I've never gone four weeks without seeing one of my kids.  And yet, this will probably be the shortest time between visits for quite a while.

Giving her a kiss just before they headed west.

I think I held it together pretty well . . . considering the sight of them driving out of our driveway felt as if a piece of my heart was being ripped from my chest.

I'm happy to report that they made it to California safe and sound and have moved into their brand new apartment!!

Since last Wednesday we have talked every single day.  I've learned that FaceTime is a wonderful thing!

I've had the tour of their apartment and I've seen that beautiful smiling face and I know that she is so happy.  

Thanks so much to each of you for your prayers and your kind words.  I know many, many parents have kids who have moved far away.  And I never realized just how difficult that is until it happened to me.

I will see her in three weeks and three days . . . but who's counting!!!

Blessings to each and every one of you my blogging friends!


  1. I was having trouble leaving a comment so I hope no 3000 something would show up all of a sudden... :)

    Thank you for your encouragement and prayers. I appreciate it. Your daughter is beautiful and rest assured, no matter where the Lord takes her, she is in Good Hands. San Diego is a beautiful place. Lots to explore. The best is the weather. I know you'll discover them when you visit her. God bless and may you always remain strong in the Lord's mighty power! I can't imagine when our child leaves, too someday to venture on what God has willed for Him. If I cried when I brought him to first day in kindergarten class, what more with going away to start that journey...Sigh...

  2. Sending a big hug to you. When my daughter went away to college, I cried all the time...and she was only 40 miles away. It was rough, then it happened more and more...even now , I miss my daughters. I am thankful for phones, and emails. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  3. I really get this one. I am going to have to get facetime with the new granddaughter coming soon. It is hard isn't it? Hug B

  4. Oh my goodness, my heart hurts for you! It is hard to watch them drive away and don't let anyone tell you any different! Thankfully you have a daughter, who will always need her mom :)

    I pray the Lord will ease your pain and bless your girl in her new adventure. The main thing is knowing that they are happy. That makes a mom's heart happy too.

  5. Don't know what FaceTime is but guess it means you can see her via Skype, another thing I've never actually seen. Mercy, growing up is a lot harder when it's the young ones. Praying for her safety and safe return.

  6. Aw, as a Mother of four adult children who all live far away I understand your heartache! You get use to not seeing them, but it still isn't easy:>(

  7. Such a tender post~ those days are hard but God's grace is bountiful, and He gives us the measure we need when we need it. He will guide you through this time worth His tender hand.

    It's nice to meet you and I look forward to following you.

    Blessings~ Debbie

  8. Praying for you all as you adjust to this new season. May the Lord continually give you His peace and strength and grace through it all. Hugs, Camille

  9. Praying for you all as you adjust to this new season. May the Lord continually give you His peace and strength and grace through it all. Hugs, Camille

  10. Praying for you my friend! FaceTime is the greatest thing on earth. I would not make it without it!

  11. Both of my children live out of state so we don't get to see them very often, I understand how hard it can be. Face time is a blessing and I am thankful we live in a time when that technology is available. It will be a new season for you, praying that God will give you much grace as you begin to navigate these new days.

  12. As a survivor of "heart being ripped from chest" - my heart goes out to you! Judging by the date of this post, you will see that beautiful girl again soon! Sending prayers (and yes, I have heard that FaceTime is a great thing!). Hugs to you my friend!! --Tammy
    p.s. beautiful picture of you and your daughter!