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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I'm going home tomorrow! Happy or Sad?

Look at this face. What do you think the answeris to that question?
The snow has stopped in both Portland and Spokane for the moment.  Hubby says about 7 inches fell just yesterday at our house.  There has been snow almost every day since I left home.  I think he's missing his snow shoveler.  Tomorrow looks to be a window of opportunity so I'm driving home with Chloe.  Look who will be missing each other.
They have become good buddies this trip.  

I was talking to Dennis today on his lunch break and just I started sobbing uncontrollably.  Seriously.  It will be so hard to leave this little girl tomorrow.  Not that it has ever been easy to leave her, but she has become such a "little person" this trip.  We have conversations with each other and she kisses me and we play with her "babies" together.  She calls me Gramma.  I just love her so much.

On the other hand, I miss Dennis terribly much.  I feel like half of my heart is left behind in Spokane when I leave him there.  I can't wait till he retires and we can travel together.  So that's it.  Part of my heart in Spokane, part in Helena with Kyleigh and Caleb. Part in Portland with Piper.  That's not even counting their parents and Alex in Japan.  Whoever said when the kids grow up it gets easier is nutso.

Piper and I went shopping this morning to get thread for Teresa's piano doily and then to Target for some pretty hair things and a princess plate for Miss Piper.  It's the first time I've left the house since last Thursday and it was a fun time with my little girl. She likes to shop and really likes Michaels and the yarn aisle with all the colors.  I let her "pet" the yarn  and she really likes that. I think we have a future crocheter/knitter here girls!

She's napping now and silly me, I'm begrudging even those few minutes of not playing with her before I leave.

Have a wonderful day my friends. I'll let you know when I get home.

Blessings,
Betsy

13 comments:

  1. Aww, Betsy. You're making me feel tearful too. It's clear that you love all of them deeply and I know you'll miss each other but you'll be with them again soon. How sweet that you took Piper shopping. My daughter was the same with fabric and yarn when she was younger; she just had to squeeze and stroke the soft things. :)

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  2. Wonderful that you have such a close relationship with Piper.

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  3. i;ll grab a hanky for you > I hate to leave my darling daughter in Virgnia

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  4. Awww.. I totally understand.. but can you imagine when I had to say goodbye to my 2 granddaughters when they moved to Ohio? I'm so happy for you that Piper is so close! Any news on the possible relocation? I'm excited about the big doily!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Praying for a safe trip home and a comforted heart over leaving. I'll be happy to see you home :)

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  6. How wonderful you can spend time with her my dear friend... I know you will miss her but you will be able to see her soon again. Have a safe trip home and drive careful my dear friend.

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  7. Hugs Betsy. I totally understand as you know. It's been a joy to have our two granddaughters living in state again, but I miss our other family. May you be surrounded by angels on your way home and may the God we love bring you back soon again.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  8. I'm glad you get to go back home. But leaving the sweet granddaughter is hard. You have special memories of this snow bound trip. Hope to meet you sometime. I love shopping at Michaels too. God speed!

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  9. Sending prayers your way for safe travels home. :)

    Awww sad to see your visit end, but like you said, I know you miss your Hubby, too. What pattern did Teresa decide on? Looking forward to following your progress on the piano doily.

    Blessings always sweet friend.

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  10. Petting yarn - that's adorable! Teach 'em while they're young!
    Sorry your parting is so difficult. Sending hugs from afar xx

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  11. Awwww she is such a sweetie and I can imagine how hard it is to leave. Having family spread out is never easy especially with children. Hope it was a safe trip xxx

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  12. It is wonderful and terrible to love so many in so many different locations isn't it. I cry at good byes, too. I am so glad I got to visit with you too, Betsy, and am looking forward to the next time. I hope you are safely home by now. The temp. was in the 50's here today...just a few little clumps of snow left here and there. Thank Dennis for letting you come visit us too, please :) xx

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  13. Oh sweet Betsy, of course your heart is breaking, she is a darling girl, that is the thing about Mother's our hearts are in pieces all over the place, but our kids don't know that do they? I hope you are safely at home, your trip was effortless and you wake up in your own bed feeling refreshed.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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