Thursday, August 14, 2008

Achy-Breaky Hearts


Tomorrow we leave to help Brittany and Noah move back to Wyoming.

Noah's Daddy, Chris, has never been able to join them out here in Oregon as the original plan was and they are tired of being apart. A year is a long time. Noah "talks" to his Daddy on the phone everyday but has only seen him twice. Chris has missed most of Noah's first year milestones, so they're loading up and going back. And honestly, the cost of living is a bit cheaper back there, so hopefully things will be easier for them.

Our heads completely understand and get it, our grandma and grandpa hearts, on the other hand, are aching and our house will be so quiet...

"Don't tell my heart, my achy-breaky heart; I just don't think it'd understand..."

16 comments:

CalicoDaisy said...

Oh, Paula, I'm sorry for you. I know a little bit of your pain; my son is moving into the dorms this weekend for university. I've been weepy and irritated all week!
-- Michele

Jeni said...

I don't know what I would do if Mandy and Bill decided to move out of this house, away from here! I would be totally lost without having my grandkids -Maya and Kurtis -around me everyday! Occasionally, Maya spends the night with one of Mandy's girlfriend's and her family and the quiet here, without Maya's almost constant chattering (even the meltdowns, LOL) finds me missing her so much and very relieved when she comes back home from one of those visits.
I know you guys are really going to be in a funk and fog for quite awhile after they leave.

Adrienne said...

Oh Paula -
My heart hurts for yours. I know often what is best for our kids and grandkids is not the best for our grandma hearts! I'm praying for you and for Brittany and Noah.
~Adrienne~

Sharon said...

Hoping that you will all adjust well to this change...Blessings~Sharon

Beckynsc said...

I understand completely! Prayers being sent up for you all!

Jodi Renshaw said...

Thinking of you during this transition....

Love,
Jodi

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

Paula, my heart breaks for you. I'm excited that Brittany and Noah will be back with Chris, though. Heads can understand better than hearts. My prayers are with you all.

<><
Melissa

Mimi said...

I know that feeling well...both of my little chickadees have moved away with their families...and I have to do all my lovin through the telephone...
I suppose you are already planning your visit to Wyoming!!!

Terri said...

Oh Honey, I'm so sorry.
On the other hand it gives you a great excuse to go out to Wyoming and visit!

O.K. that's not a great "other hand" but it's all I could come up with on short notice!

tipper said...

Oh Paula, I'm so sorry for your achy breaky heart. I know you will so miss them. And they'll so miss you all too.

Liquid Sky Arts said...

I'm so sorry to read this Paula, I know that sinking feeling all too well... it's so hard. Hang in there.

Lynne said...

Ouch. Every grandmother would understand exactly how you feel. My kiddos were away for years and have finally moved back to the area. I missed them terribly. I used to call Jonathan and Augie every day even when they were babies just so that they would know my voice and not forget me!

Mary said...

Paula,

I understand how your heart would be aching and breaking. I remember when Barry & Michelle were talking about moving out of town and that was only a couple of hour's drive. Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

Blessings,
Mary

Stacey's Treasures said...

Hi Paula,
This is a sad one. But Noah is just fine. He is taking a nap on my carpet with his blankie right now.

Cris said...

Oh Paula... I am glad they are going to be together and at the same time my heart goes out to you... I'll be praying for you... oxxo

catieann said...

oh poor grandma and grandpa I know how it hurts to not have your kids and grandchildren close to you.
We try to see them as often as we can but the ones back east is much more difficult. We have managed to be together three times in the past year and it is not enough but we do appreciated and count each visit as a special blessing.
WHen our kids left after living with us for four months we cried over the stillness and quiet............trade that any day for the chaos of children and happy moments.
love ya sweetie
catie