an empty guest room..

today, my parents left.

it gets "harder and harder to say goodbye". when they were out of site my son was bawling and I quickly went into the guest room pulling sheets etc. . of course, my main purpose was not to make a bed or pick up towels but to "shed" my own tears.

oh how i wish i lived back home-

ONLY those who have NO family around can completely understand...year after year. There is no house, car, private schools or anything can fill in that "empty" hole of missing "family". It tears my heart out as I see my son and dad interact knowing it's only for a couple of days- so much he could teach him and show him. So much my kids are missing not being by grandparents-

If you live by family...hug them tighter and realize that you are blessed-

p.s. thank you, mom and dad, for being there for us...all the support and love you have shown us especially during these pass couple of months! we had a blast this weekend!!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry your family doesn't live close, Mrs. Toe. I have lived away from family my entire adult life, and it is hard. In my case, I finally came to the realization that my friends had become my surrogate family. But I do miss my parents every day of my life so I understand.

Warm hugs...


Sheila :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am sorry this is so hard for you.
We moved across the country to be closer to grandparents...not around the corner, but closer.
take care, Suz

LuLu said...

Oh sweet friend I competely understand your sadness.... we are in the same boat... no extended family near by.... different coasts even in our case. Sending you hugs

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am sad with you-
Your parents are wonderful, and I can't imagine living so far away from mine because I depend on them!
The kids were blessed though, to spend the time they did with them and build memories with them this fourth....HUgs-

cherry said...

Ahhhh so sorry to hear you miss your family! I have always wished I had brothers and sisters..I really hate being an only child. So glad u got a few days with them. I enjoyed catching up with you....I remember drive-ins...loved them. Wish we still had them. Hugs, cherry

Anonymous said...

So sad! I completely understand. My husband doesn't have any family. That's very hard during special occasions and holiday. I hope that you will get to see your family again soon!