An Empty Nest and Other Things

August 9, 2007 at 9:17 pm 3 comments

Empty Nest

My daughter, Rachael, and granddaughter, Alex, have moved to Texas. Rachael and Alex’s dad, Brandon, are trying to make Alex a home. I know that it is the best thing for Alex to have both mom and dad but I miss her terribly. And I hope Rachael finds happiness. They have lived with us since Alex was 5 months old, I held her, kissed her and loved her everyday. I really didn’t have the empty nest syndrome when my children left home for a life of their own. Of course, I missed them but I knew that they would be ok and it was part of life. However, I find that this seems to be harder to accept, I know I will adjust, it is just a sad time for me. We are going to check into a webcam, so we can talk to our girls everyday or so.

However, life goes on! Change is a constant. Holly, Jeremy and Ruby are moving in with us until they find a house.  This is an exciting time for them becoming homeowners, etc. Holly wants a sewing/craft room all her own, sounds good to me. Jeremy says the garage will be his “man room”. I am looking forward to having little Ruby around more often, Holly and Jeremy, too.

Now on to other things, when I opened my mailbox today I found another exciting swap! This one is Ephemera and Whimsy Addiction swap and it was from Storylaura. She spent some time putting the swap together, with much insight into things I would find funny and enjoy.

Whimsy Swap

Look at that bag, it was a theatre promotional for the movie, Mark of the Devil! I love it! Can you read what it says? A barf bag for the movie because it is guaranteed to upset your stomach. That is so funny! Such a great piece of ephemera!

  • Vintage postcard
  • Stamps
  • Tarot Cards
  • Oriental Paper
  • Pieces of Gold Paper
  • An Old copper coin
  • Chinese Fortune
  • Mother of Pearl Bird (bead)
  • Pages of old German? Book
  • Heaven Bank Notes from China (Buddhism)
  • Two Gold Charms  

And some great vintage buttons and doodads! 

Vintage Buttons

Thanks, Laura, it is perfect!

One truth from Kahlil Gibran:

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.”

Some parting humor from Bill Crosby! He is so funny! ( I needed some humor today)

“Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.”

Entry filed under: Bomb's Flash, Daily Panorama, My Bombshell, My Family.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bgirl  |  August 10, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    I just got all choked up for you! Probably because my own mom just moved in with us and I know it’s going to be difficult when (if?) she decides to move out. The grandmother bond is a beautiful thing. I still miss not seeing my Nana everyday…but sounds like you’re handling it (at least in writing)!

  • 2. jackiesgarden  |  August 10, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    I’m so glad you’ll have some new house guests to fill your heart. My daughter left the state with my granddaughter (5) whom I had held and kissed every day, also. It nearly broke my heart. You sound like you’re handling it well. I was a single mother and my kids were my life. When my first grandchild came along, I couldn’t tell the difference between the way I loved her, and the way I loved my own three. My daughter and I had always been really tight – and her decision to move, strained our relationship for almost two years. I got an 800 number when they moved, so that I could talk to my grandbaby every day, and I flew them home every couple of weeks. After the first month, my daughter told me I could only call the grandbaby once a week – she wasn’t adjusting to living in her new home and just wanted me. As soon as I realized that I was hurting her by holding on – I never again let her see my cry or was anything but optimistic about her new home and how we’d always be with each other in our hearts. The grandbaby is 15 now, she barely remembers her life here, and we’ve all adjusted. But sometimes, late at night when I can’t sleep, there is a little empty place inside of me that will still ache for her. In hindsight, I know that I should not have made them my life – what happened is the natural progression that is supposed to happen. It just took me longer than most to grow up. I wish you well.

  • 3. your new roommate  |  August 16, 2007 at 1:26 am

    i imagine it’s hard for you to have empty nest syndrome, seeing how your kids keep moving back in. we’ll see what you say after a couple of weeks of me 😉


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