Friday, November 11, 2011

I am having mixed emotions...

Hello my sweet friends.. I am away again visiting my parents
and in-laws who both live in Arizona..

So nothing crafty to show you..  But I am here today  feeling a bit sad
and happy all at the same time.

If you follow my blog at all, you know all about the new man
in my life. This relationship has only been going on for about 7 months.
One cute little bald guy who make me smile every time
I look at him..  He just makes my heart sing..




And God only knows how many photos you have seen of him.
And you have watched him grow right along with me.


I have been a full-time grandma and loving every single minute of it!!
This little guy will give you a smile even when he is crying..
I just love that about him!



But last Monday my Daughter let me know they are moving..
Yes, my heart skipped a beat when she told me.

Her husband has a job opportunity he can't pass up.
He has been gone for three weeks and he misses them terribly..
And I can see why.

So right before Christmas this cute little guy and my sweet
Daughter are making the move from
Las Vegas, NV to Portland, Oregon


I kinda knew this would happen eventually..  I was just hopping
I would get a little more time watching that sweet little angel..

My daughter was so upset when she had
to tell me..  But now she is just glowing with the prospects of
a new beginning..  I am so happy for them.. I wish them all the best.
Lets just say there will be lots of visits to Portland!!

Truth be known I wouldn't mind living there myself.
I think you all know how I feel about being a desert rat.
I would love to see a little green!!

So if I am a little down in the upcoming weeks you will know why!

Well, I better go do some visiting with the in-Laws before they
think something happened to me.

Thanks so much for visiting and listening to me.
You guys are the best!!

Hugs, Linda


54 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh no!! And we all thought being a parent is tough when letting loose the reins...but having the little guy move away? My heart goes out to you. Here is my little suggestion for you: SKYPE!! Next best thing to being there. Got me thru the time my Thing #2 was living in Italy.

Hugs to you!

Kathy

Julie said...

Oohhhh Linda,My arms are reaching out to give you a great big hug!!!!! x

Terry said...

My daughter moved to Portland, OR this year! At least the flight from Las Vegas to Portland is only a couple of hours, but I know how you feel. Maybe you will be there one day soon and all will be wonderful! Have fun visiting in AZ and I am sending you a hug!

Becca said...

Aw Linda, I feel for you, but I KNOW you will be traveling so much you will be able to be in Portland all the time if you want to! Who knows...if you ever live in Oregon, I could be right next door in Seattle and we'll be looking back at this and saying, remember when we lived in the desert? :-)

craftattack said...

I am sure you will miss him terribly! Valerie

cnelson said...

My heart missed a beat when I read that sweet little Myles and family are moving. I am so sorry. BIG HUGS!!!!

Sylvia said...

Wow! Linda, I am in shock as I know you were. YOU have been so lucky to have them down the street, I envied you. I have never had that with my grandchildren, they are 6 1/2 hours away. I know you will miss them terribly, but I also know that from now to then you will get the best of quality time and then you will be getting used to the idea at the same time. During this time we will keep you company and hope the wheels on your trailer are in good working condition! Have a good day.

jacirascrap said...

Ohhh...Lendo o que voce escreveu, relembro oque minha mãe sentiu...Sai de minha cidade com meu marido e minha filha (na época com 1a e 10 meses) para viver em outra cidade...Viemos para um lugar melhor para minha filha crescer, um lugar mais tranquilo. Meus pais estão sempre aqui, há um quarto para eles aqui em casa. Também sinto saudades de estar diariamente com eles e realmente sei o que voce e sua filha estão sentindo. Minha filha fala quase diariamente com sua 'oma' (minha mãe). Obrigada pelos sentimentos que me fez sentir. um abraço...

Lisa Graham Art said...

Aw Linda, my heart goes out to you. What a sweet little guy, and your daughter is so pretty. I know your feelings all too well as my only grandson (now 3) lives in the northwest and we in Kansas. Yes, make lots of trip to Portland. I would love to see it myself, in fact my husband and I are possibly taking our next trip there to the green artist land.

A big hug for you! Keep smiling. Enjoy your time with your in-laws.

hastingshall2 said...

Linda, your little man is so gorgeous and I know how you must be grieving inside that he won't be so accessible. But maybe you and your daughter could get Skype or at least send each other weekly photos via email (surely not the same as touching, but it is something). Eager to see more PPF entries. Have fun with your parents. Faye

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Sending you a big huge. He is such a sweetie. But as Kathy said: Skype is a wonderful idea.
Wish you a nice weekend.

Ros said...

Oh my goodness!!! What no little guy hanging around?? What can I say??? I ache for you and for your lovely daughter ... she will sure miss her Mom ... Yep ... move! you have to move ... then you'll be happy ... your daughter will be happy ... little guy will be happy ... and I won't have to worry about you .. so I'll be happy ... Sorted!

smalldot said...

so cute.. great photo collage
I see it on a wall :D
have a nice weekend

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awww, I know you will be incredibly sad to part with your little man and your daughter. He is precious, btw. When my daughter announced she was moving to Portland last year, my heart broke. It is just too far from Texas. I told her she might as well be moving to Egypt. But I've visited twice so far and it truly is a BEAUTIFUL place, bursting with nature, the tallest trees I've ever seen, and very nice people (though some are a little strange). I'm happy for your daughter and sad for you. Hope it all goes well and you get to visit often. You'll probably be Skyping more...that's what we do. :)

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Oh Hunni!!! This must be heartbreaking for you :((( You'd want to be happy for them but at the same time... awwww... sending you a big hug, Sweetie!!! xx

Lynnda Hosni said...

My heart goes out to you... its really heartbreaking to be parted with family... I know exactly the feelings... I'm one of those!!!...But like you said... you wouldnt mind a change... who knows... Baby Myles... make it the hardest eh... I know its really especially as parents... you'd want the best for them... but its always simplier said than facing it... big hugs to you my dearest friend... hugs..xoxo

Bunch of Barrons said...

What a cute little man! :)

Gillian Olson said...

He is such a beautiful little guy, it's a pity he is moving away. Hopefully you will be able to visit them often in their new home.

Linda B said...

Oh, Linda... I can't imagine the hurt. Try to focus on the lovely new start for your daughter and her husband... and the fact that you are healthy and able to visit them. I'm sending you hugh, big hugs!!!

Davi said...

Oh dear friend, I do know exactly how you are feeling!! It was 7 years ago that my daughter told me that she would be leaving the week before Christmas, moving to Alaska! Although I knew it was a possibility and I was happy for her my heart was broken knowing they were moving so far away! It is hard for sure. Big hugs to you!!

Terrie B x said...

Linda your photos are `Beautiful` of your gorgeous Grandson..
it`s so hard when they leave,but knowing they are happy is a blessing..
Lots of love to you and yours :) xxx

Tracy said...

Oh my heart is just breaking for you! I know this is going to be so tough on you. as I was reading I knew that one of the things I was going to say was that I KNEW there were going to be a lot more "trips" coming up. LOL Then you wrote just that. I know you will find a way to see lots and lots of this little guy even though he's moving just a little out of your neighborhood. :-) Best wishes to your daughter and her hubby on their new adventure!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this... happy for their new prospect of his new job... but sad you are losing your family! He is just soooooooooooo precious! I wish I could meet you while you are here in AZ.... but if not... I am going to be in LV for my birthday in a couple of weeks! Maybe we could squeeze lunch in! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Linda! So sorry to hear that your daughter's family will be moving away. :( But now you'll have even more reasons to hit the road, right? Oregon, here you come!!! Hang in there, OK?

justine said...

oh that must be so hard for you, what a huge decision, are they going to be far away from you? my geography of America is very bad. It is going to be so tough, hang on in there, thinking of you.

Nadege, said...

I know how hard it would be for me to see my daughter and grandchild move away. Hang in there.

June Houck said...

My in-laws cried when we moved 400 miles away 7 1/2 years ago. But they manage the drive nearly every month since we left :)

I have a cousin that moved to Portland; I would love to visit one day. Perhaps the opportunity will present itself and we could coordinate our Portland visit and meet in person!

Bald is beautiful! My dh was pretty bald when I met him (we were only 19!) He started losing his hair at 16. It used to bother him, but now it looks like he hasn't aged in more than a decade. I remind him that God created a few perfect heads and the rest he put hair on :)

Lori said...

That Myles is just adorable! And I do understand how difficult this will be. My daughter and her husband move to another state and it was hard. I keep thinking about how it will be doubly hard when they have a baby! More traveling is certainly required...

TexWisGirl said...

oh, congrats to your daughter and SIL for their new opportunity! i know this will be hard for you, but hopefully so good for them!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Linda!! Tears are in my eyes for you! I am so happy for your daughter and her husband to get such a great opportunity, but I KNOW how tough this is. I live all the way across the country from my family, so I do know. Sending you giant((hugs))

Rosie said...

Oh, Linda, I'm so sorry for you!! I can imagine how hard this is for you! Big hugs, xo, Rosie

Jacqueline said...

I feel for your Linda! Don't know what to say other than give it to the Lord and you never know how it will turn out!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh no Linda!!!! I am happy for your daughter and her little family but my heart aches for you :( Hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit your Grandson often :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh my goodness, Linda, what a bittersweet tale. :( You'd better go spend as much time with that precious little one as you can, before they go.

Janna Werner said...

Oh loooooooooooooooooooovely!!!

cg said...

Hi Linda, I've been matched with you for the Thanksgiving postcard swap at CityCrafter! Your card might not get in the mail until later in the week tho... :) I can see why you'd want to post a lot of photos of this handsome little guy! What a cutie!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda.
Really? My heart stopped for you when I read this. I just can't imagine...and, as a good mom, you are happy for your kids at new opportunities. But then you go home and bawl your eyes out.
Time for a frequent flier charge card...
hugs to you.
xo
lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Linda,
My heart goes out to you....Though you will miss your little angel you were blessed to have the special time with him full time. You can visit yr daughter and grandson OFTEN! and you could move there at some point...Its sad but also exciting time for yr daughter and Soninlaw. Your photos are darling...thanks for showing us. take care, gerri

lisa said...

Oh Linda, this must be so difficult. I know how much you love being with this precious little one each day. Sending you big, big hugs, and a reminder that we are always here!
xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe, such bitter sweet news, Happy your SIL has a wonderful new job but so sad to have them move away. I know you will be spending a great deal of time traveling! and just think when hes a bit older Myles can go visit G & G for a whole summer! LOL
hugs Lynn

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I can see why the mixed emotions. More changes and new beginnings. Another place to have extended visits.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Big hug..........

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Big Hugs Linda!... I'm dreading the day when my 3 boys 'fly the nest'!!
Jan x

Catherine said...

Oh you poor girl! Me thinks grandma is going to be making use of those 'frequent flyer miles'.

Got SKYPE? It's a beautiful thing! Not quite as good as the real thing but it helps!

Sending you big hugs Linda!
xo Catherine

missing moments said...

Oh, so understand. But Portland will be a beautiful place and perhaps, just perhaps you might just have to go there often. Very often! Maybe move!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Oh Linda, How rotten for you, I hope you get lots of visits and don't miss too much of little Myles growing into an even more handsome chap:0) Thinking of you and sending hugs Gay xxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Ha Linda, I know all too well the feelings that you might be experiencing...
I wish you a lot of strength and happiness despite the awful distance

(my Mom lives in France, my 18 yr old DD lives in Quebec and I'm in Chicago ;-)

julieprice3 said...

Oh Linda, I've been loving all the photos of your delightful little darling. I can't imagine how great a loss you must feel. I'm sure that we will see lots of photos from your many visits to Portland
I'm very happy for your daughter and her husband for there new prospects
Hugs Julie P

papertrails leaver said...

Oh Linda, my heart is breaking for you! It's a bittersweet situation. I really wish your daughter and her family the best with the move and new home. I also want to say that you can never share too many photos of your grandson because he's the cutest little fella and always brings a smile to my face! Do you have Skype? Not the real deal but it may be a good source to try? Enjoy every minute you have and hope the trip at your parent's is relaxing with some fun mixed! :-) Amy

yyam said...

Awww...he's such a cutie! It's hard to think of not seeing him everyday when they move I'm sure.

Georgianna said...

Hi Linda,

I can so understand your mixed emotions. It's hard to face changes that aren't your idea. I hope it all goes well for them. And another positive is that you'll be coming to the Pacific Northwest a lot! Perhaps we'll meet one day.

xoxo

– g

Suzanne C said...

so sad to hear they are moving so far away from you. You have enjoyed spending so much time with them. Lovely photographs of them!

Heather Jensen said...

So sorry Linda. I know you must be heartbroken. I totally understand how both of you feel. My son was about a year old when my parents moved to AL from IA. I really missed having them close to just stop by for dinner or have my mom to talk to about anything whenever I wanted. Maybe you should move to Oregon. It is a beautiful place. I considered moving there myself. :)

Hugs~

Linda64 said...

Sending you lots of love and I can fully understand your mixed feelings. But as you said yourselves. It is a great chance and new start for your daughter and family. Also a big thank you for sharing all those beautiful picture in this and the post above. Wishing you a wonderful sunday.
Hugs my friend!