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February 16th, 2005, 2:36pm
My daughter and her husband are moving to Arizona. And taking my grandchildren with them.
I have lived with them for the past 4 years while Wayne has been in law school.
I feel sick, I love these kids beyond words. They have been my life for 4 years. I have watch 3 of them being born. They are my life. I just can't bear the thought of this. I have another grandchild on the East Coast . I couldnt bear to leave her either.
I can't fly back and forth I still need to work and I don't have the money for that. Forgive me for being so dramatic but I feel like my heart will break. I never understood that saying before but I do now.
February 16th, 2005, 2:44pm
Sorry for your soon to be loss. My MIL lives pretty far away and she only gets to see my kids twice a year - and she doesn't work and can afford to travel. I think it is great that those little ones have a Granny that loves them so much!
February 16th, 2005, 3:03pm
Awww, I'm soo sorry, I know you will miss them to pieces.
February 16th, 2005, 3:43pm
I'm so sorry your family is moving away but I suppose there comes a time when people have to do what they have to. I'm sure it was very hard for them to decide to go too.
There is always mail, email and telephones. I know it's not the same but at least you will still get to keep in touch that way.
Blessings to you.
February 16th, 2005, 4:17pm
Hugs to you. I'm so sorry, I can tell you are truly hurting. My children are still young but just the thought of them moving away is heart breaking. I feel so bad for you.
February 16th, 2005, 4:25pm
February 16th, 2005, 4:30pm
I am sorry you will be away from the family you love so much. They are going to feel quite lost without your daily presence too. There are ways for Grandma to be an important part of the kids lives even with distance. If the kids are small, you can read a story book to a tape and mail book and your tape to the little ones so you are reading it to them. Get a web camera for both homes, check out the voice over IP computer phone services and see if they will be a good deal for you. Kids love mail, so cute cards and little activity books will be a nice surprise. Photos can fly across country with the click of a mouse. I know that these are not the same as a real hug, but it may help a little bit. :hugs:
February 16th, 2005, 11:06pm
Wow. It sounds like my story. I had to move to Arizona with my husband and children (the only grandchildren) It was the hardest thing I had ever done. I save every penny to go home for visits. I am currently planning our summer trip and take my time looking for the best airfares and manipulate schedules to get the most time with my family back "home".(We have been away now for two years.) The first holiday - Thanksgiving - we took a car trip to San Diego and ate at a Denny's because I couldn't bear the thought of having the dinner without my dad! It's a 3 day drive to see any of my family, but somehow, we are managing. Hang in there - you are not alone. :bubbles: But if it makes you feel better, you can cry on my shoulder - :hugs:
February 16th, 2005, 11:48pm
I know it won't be quite the same, but why not invest in one of those computer video cameras. They aren't that expensive, get one for you and one for your kids. You can pop in and see them, or they can pop in and see you.
Sorry that you're feeling bad, but I'm sure that you guys will work it out. Love transcends all physical boundaries. :gvibes:
February 17th, 2005, 9:01am
I'm sorry about your daughter and her family moving.
I agree with arouet, the video camera would be
a very nice way for you to keep in touch with all of them. :)