Saying Goodbye!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Well my trip is coming to a close...  I've spent the last two days running around Houston on a buying spree to decorate my daughters new home and here's what I've learned about Houston.

1. They build REALLY BIG schools and churches.
2. You have to go at least 5-6 miles to get to any major store (at least all the ones I needed).
3. They have median dividers in the middle of most major streets, so you have to go all out of your way to make a left turn just to get where you need to be.
4. Their red lights are really longgggggg.
5. You can't go any where fast so just forget rushing, it's not part of the DNA here.

As this day is rushing to a close, I am trying not to dwell on how much it hurts to leave my 30 year old baby girl with so much distance between us.  If you know even the littlest bit about me, saying goodbye is just something I don't handle very well... I feel sad that she doesn't live in Arizona anymore.  Don't get me wrong, I also feel happy, proud and excited for this chapter in her life as well, but the grief is the emotion I feel strongest when it's time to say goodbye.

I love having all my kids home and around me.  I don't think that will ever change, correction I know that will never change.  I am one who wishes there could be a law that if family gets along then siblings have to return to live in the same town so the cousins can live near each other.  That law should also require them to at least work in the same state.

Anyway, why do I still cry although she's moved in and out of Arizona several times over the last few years?  I don't know, I just miss her.  I gues it's love or neurosis, but that is who I am.  I know I will cry if any of my others leave as well, but as least they all know how I get, so it won't be a surprise to them.  Who knows maybe it makes them realize just how much they are loved.  I hope so.


Renae said...

Sweet post!! I live in Texas in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area-which is a few hours away from Houston. But, Texas is a great place to live especially a young 30 year old, building life, career and family-just my thought.

ebonyblu said...

Anna I feel the same way and now that I have a granddaughter I know if they move I'm going with them. I can't imagine not having her nearby. For now we are all in the Denver area and that makes me happy. 😊

Anna said...

Renae, thank you, and she has always loved the South. I am from Louisiana and would take the kids back every summer and most Spring breaks when they were little and I think her love of the South grew from that. She loves the greener and the style of food and of course my family spills over from Louisiana into Texas, so she does have quite a bit of family around too. XOXO

Sheila, LOL, yep that about sums it up :)

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