My mom and dad just left from a two week visit with us. It’s always so exciting when they get here and so sad when they leave. I miss them terribly when they are not near me. Sometimes I wish that I’d never have left. It’s nice being around people who “get you” all of the time, no explanations needed. With my parents, nothing is taken the “wrong way”. If they hear me say something that could be taken one way or another, they always know how I meant it. They know me enough to know where I’m coming from. That kind of comfort is always nice to have. But I also know that if I never came to Georgia, I wouldn’t have Logan. I’d never regret that for anything.
This time it was especially hard because they really, really bonded with Loganon this trip. He’s now saying, “Gama” and“Gapa” and looks for them in the house, trying to figure out where they went. He keeps going to the door and pointing and saying their names—it’s just heartbreaking. I have a feeling it’s going to be like this for a while (at least until he’s old enough to understand how far away they really live).
It’s something that I always said I’d never do, yet here I am. I hated being so distanced from my family as a kid. I always wished we lived closer to my grandparents—many things would have been different if we did. Thank goodness for today’s technology. It will help everyone to remain close and not so distanced, I’m sure. It’s nice to have that…but still not the same as having a real “grandma hug” or having grandpa take you on a walk around the driveway.
But it will have to do for now.
So today is a sad day and tomorrow is a new start.
Mom and dad…we love you more than words can say. We are so blessed to have you in our lives—Logan couldn’t ask for better grandparents. Love isn’t a matter of how often you are around, sometimes. Sometimes, it’s a matter of how much you can love.
Hugs and kisses…always.