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Monday, August 18, 2014

One Day

Today is the one day!  Kelli packed up all her stuff this last week and loaded up the car and left for her sister's last night.  She was spending her last night in Ohio with her sister.  She got up early this morning and left for Florida.  She has a friend driving down with her and then spend a few days in Florida and then he will fly back to Ohio.  So it's really real.  Kelli has moved out and is living her dream.

Her daddy and I met for lunch and he asked if I was as down in the dumps as he is.  Of course, I had to be honest and say yes.  I told him we had one day to be depressed and then we have to pick ourselves up and get on with life.  I hope it is just that easy.

Truthfully, I am looking forward to having the house all to ourselves and fixing things the way we want them.  We have a lot of work to do, but that should help the depression pass quickly.

Kelli and I goofing around at Skyline Chili (Kelli's favorite chili place)

Another goofy picture (I can't even believe I'm showing this one).

Dad and I leaving for church and Kelli finishing up packing.  I thought we weren't going to see her again after this, but she showed up at my mom and dad's after church while we were there.  I'm really glad she stopped to see them one more time.

I opened her bedroom door this morning and let Lucy in so she would know that Kelli wasn't there.  Otherwise, she would have spent all morning scratching at her door trying to wake Kelli up.  Lucy walked in and immediately jumped on the bed and laid down like this.  She looks so depressed.  Poor little puppy doesn't understand where her playmate has gone.

Before we can get too far into the remodeling projects, we need to get my mom well.  She is home from her surgery and things are going pretty well.  My sister took some leave from work and is doing the daytime shift.  My sister-in-law and me are taking turns with the night shift.  Someone has to be there 24 hours a day.  It's not easy, with trying to work and everything, but we're doing it so far. I know God will help us to stay the course.  My younger sister is running a lot of the errands and that really helps a lot too.

I can see that mom really is getting a little stronger every day. And that is a really good thing.

So this is my one day to be depressed and I am, but by tomorrow, Lord willing I'll be ready to smile and move on with life.  And hopefully, one day soon, I'll get back to regular blogging.  :)

Have a blessed day everyone!


  1. Aw, my heart goes out to you! It's not easy to give them up, is it? You sound like you have a great attitude about it, so that will surely help--along with fixing the house just the way you want it :)
    I hope your mom continues to improve, too.

  2. I can't imagine how that must feel after so many years of taking care of kids and then off they go. Hoping the transition isn't too bad for you. :-) It's hard on the pets too because they don't understand. She does look sad. :-( Glad to hear your mom is recovering well and how wonderful your sister can be with her like that.

  3. I stood in your shoes 6 years ago when my youngest graduated college, got married, and moved 1000 miles away. It was NOT easy. I'd love to tell you it took me a day, but that wasn't true. It was a long transition into a different season of life. But you know what? Now I look at it and I truly love our new life with just hubby and I. We have our little routines and things we both like and it is good. And more importantly just as it should be. We raise them all those years to BE independent. To live productive lives AWAY from us. And so it is...the way we are...Glad to hear your mother is doing better. I am continuing to pray for her complete and speedy recovery. It is nice that you have sisters who can pull together and help out. HUGS to you!

  4. Our minds know that our kiddos are only ours for a short time, on loan. But our hearts have a hard time acknowledging that. Hoping that you will develop a new normal that works for you and your hubby. Praying that your mom will continue to improve to where she doesn't need round the clock care.

  5. You've had a lot going on lately!!! You deserve a house make over when things calm down!
    Poor doggy sad face :(

  6. You will get used to the quieter house. And they do come and go still, even as adults, which is fun and then you get used to the quiet again. Raising independent kids is a wonderful thing! The world needs productive independent young adults so good for you and your hubs! Hope your daughter enjoys her next adventure.

  7. Sounds like some ((HUGS)) are needed. I wish Kelli all the best! Keeping your Mom in my prayers.

  8. Oh, my friend.....I so understand what you are going through on both counts. Taking "A Day" is really a good thing. Praying for you and your husband that your sadness with your daughter moving away will be short lived and you will quickly learn to enjoy and embrace your "New Normal!"

    Prayers for your mom are going up. He will give you and your sisters all the strength you need to get through!


  9. I love you so much Mom!!! Thank you for supporting me every day <3


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