Friday, September 16, 2011

Feeling rather...................

............ like this

My sewing isn't suffering, I'm still stitching up a storm

Working my way through different ufos and being sufficiently disciplined to put them back in their correct home when I get bored with them


I must admit to missing Sarah

We took her back to her uni house about five and a half weeks ago and she's just finished a tough five week placement staying over an hour from there in Chelmsford in Essex

As it was far too far to travel on public transport daily she managed to find lodgings with a lovely young couple who are friends of a rugby friend

They have been so kind to her, feeding her dinner most days, giving her lifts to a part-time job at weekends as they don't live on an easy bus route and generally giving her a home from home which is far preferable to a B&B or a budget hotel

But as she's not had anyone she knows well nearby for the duration of her placement we'd fallen into a routine of me ringing her early evening each working day so she could download her thoughts and emotions from her day

Obviously this wasn't anything like as good as having her at home to chat to face to face but it didn't make a bad second

Today Nigel called in on his way back from a business trip and collected her and took her back to her uni house and her uni mates

Those phone calls will be far less frequent in occurence and lengthy in content

This is all in the natural order of things as she continues her studies and makes a life for herself and I really wouldn't have it any other way

But I can't help feeling a bit like that soggy old balloon - deflated

However just to lighten the mood I'll leave you with a picture taken in Antwerp where the whole family stayed for a couple of nights on our way back from a week in Holland this summer
It rather sums her up :)


Sew Create It - Jane said...

(((hugs))) I can only imagine what it's like to watch them leave home...but as you know it will be my turn next year! I'm dreading it!

Amanda said...

I remember those early days of having no youngsters at home. These days I have to make do with phone calls as we only see the every six weeks or so. But I still feel like that when we say goodbye to them, whether we're leaving them, or they've been visiting us.

sewprimitive karen said...

Know how you feel. Not looking forward to having Timothy go back to the Marines after his leave.

sewkalico said...

Honestly you need to remember one thing: You are extremely fortunate to have raised a wonderful daughter who is so close to you. Not all mother-daughter relationships are like this. Yours is the harvest of a love and respect that you have both given and earned!!

Ali Honey said...

I agree with the previous comment. You should be proud and happy that she is making her way in the world and you are now a lesser support person. Rejoice in her success. Being a Mum isn't always easy but is has so many rewards when one adds them up.
Hugs from Ali.

Clare said...

I hear you sista! Loud and clear. Karol had summed it up.

AnnieO said...

Glad you were getting to talk daily and cheer up your girl. My girl has moved to the next state for university but is living in my brother's guest house so is seeing lots of him and his family, for which we are very grateful. Still miss all her comings and goings and sharing lots of conversation. She'll be home in a few weeks for her sister's wedding and I'm looking forward to it.