Thursday, September 13, 2012

~THINGS I CANNOT SEEM TO REMEMBER~

...or rather ONE thing I can never seem to remember...ever.
 
When we left Atlanta, the leaves were just beginning to blow softly across the highway.  I cannot even begin to discribe how I felt leaving.  She promised me she would come to California soon.  I believe her.  She does her best to come to visit often.  She always has.
My eight year old great granddaughter and 11 year old great grandson greated me as though ...as though I was someone they knew and had missed very much.  Two sweeter and loving children I have never known.  Tiny two year old great grandson was shy...but ended up giving me sweet little  kisses on my cheek.  I hope they remember me ...I hope, I hope!
 
The thing is...I cannot ever seem to remember to take a camera with me. 
Why is that??   I am sad because when I arrived in Georgia I remembered my forgotten camera sitting at home on my desk.  The story of my life.  WHY didn't I  just put it in my handbag??   I am still mad at myself.  I don't understand when it was so very important.
 
Sandy took lots of photo's and has promised to send them to me. 
Our stay was wonderful.  Her home is gorgeous.
I didn't know that my daughter loves to paint.  How could I have not known that??  She has her own light bright studio over looking the yard upstairs. 
It was a wonderful visit. 
 
I was happy to get home, of course, but much of my heart I left in Georgia.  I wish you could put daughters in a suitcase and bring them with you.  :)
 
I guess that's all I have to say.
 
Love to all,
Mona
 
 



22 comments:

  1. God bless you, Mona- I am sure it was a visit of mixed emotions...and coming home was bittersweet- glad to be home/sad to leave. I do understand. God bless you- xo Diana

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  2. I'm so glad you got to make the trip and all of the wonderful memories! I hope she sends you some photos soon that you can post! Sweet hugs to you, my friend!

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  3. It;s hard having children that far from home. How is your daughter doing? It takes awhile to get back in the swing of things after a visit. Hope you are doing well.

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  4. oh mona...i know how you feel. i miss my daughter so much. she is driving home right now so we can leave at 4:00am for the country living fair. just the 2 kids and i are going and we can't wait. and the weather is fall like!

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  5. Oh, I wish I had known you were in my neck of the woods. Maybe we could have met though I understand it's hard to give one minute with your family away. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. I hope you post the photos when they're sent to you. Take care.

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  6. Dear Mona, I can hear your pain when you had to leave.
    The most important memories are in our memories and not on a camera. At least you can write to the Grandies and keep the communication and love still flowing.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  7. I know the feeling Mona and I sympathise. I hope you get to see your daughter again soon.
    I was in Atlanta myself recently, arriving from England for a few weeks here with Larry.

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  8. Dear Mona, I'm so glad you got to go see Sandy..God Bless darlin..Hugs Gloria

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  9. So happy you were able to be with your daughter for a visit. No camera but you have many sweet pictures in your mind!

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  10. I knew you were here and mighty busy with the family! I thought about you many times as we traveled around for ballgames! Next time you come, we'll meet for lunch! Can't wait to see pics:) HUGS!

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  11. Well I understand as my son lives far away too - but they have to spread those darn wings don't they?

    Hope you had a great visit.

    Hugs,
    sandie

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  12. Oh it is so hard when they live so far away, I know. Wish they could all be next door and we could visit as often as we like. I am happy you got to have a great visit, and so sorry it wasn't longer. Precious memories, just hold on to them. Hugs, Marty

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  13. It's so hard when I visit my Mom or she comes here. We have such a good time and it's tough to say bye. We always wish Indiana wasn't in the way so Ohio would be a quicker trip! I don't have a daughter but my #2 son and his family live out of state and it's always hard to say goodbye to them too..and now they're moving all the way to Ore....I hope your daughter gets the pics to you and then you can relive the fun times.

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  14. My family lives in the UK and I am in France. I rarely get to visit them, and they are too busy to come here very often. Not to worry, Facebook is a handy tool for keeping in touch, and my blog helps them keep up to date with our adventures. It is hard having family a long way away, but thank goodness for the Internet. Hope you recover your good spirits soon. Saying goodbye to much loved family members can sure wrench the heart.

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  15. I know what you mean as I also left my heart in Florida when I came to Tennessee. I miss my daughter so much. she has always been such a mommies girl. Glad you enjoyed your visit
    BarbaraD

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  16. Oh my sweet friend, sounds like ya had a wonderful visit with that beauty of yours!!!

    No wonder your little people greeted you with so much gusto...they know a great gal when they see her. Kids are like ya...ya know???

    'Turned 60 today...did an hour of kick boxin' before I completed Deep Clean Friday but I still wanna be you when I grow up! 'Just sayin'....

    God bless ya beautiful Mona and have yourself a fantastic day! :o)

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  17. O so glad you had such a wonderful time with your Sandy. How is she doing, Mona? I have thought of her...and you...so often.

    Have a great weekend, dear one.

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  18. Memories are made in the heart and mind. Your grandies won't forget their granny - keep in touch with them online or via skype and talk/write frequently. Send them individual notes in the mail. We found this worked for those we love and living far, far away. It seems to work and the kids love to hear from us olde folks :) - on their technical devices.
    Glad you had such a good time Mona and thought about you while you were away.

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  19. Hi Mona,
    Glad your visti went well. I've done the leaving the camera at home thing, too many times to mention. Then I just try to burn the memory into my brain, so not to forget the wonderful time. As my children are still young, I can't begin to imagine how difficult it must be when the reside so far away. I hope I never get to know that feeling.
    Hugs,
    Maureen

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  20. Mona, when we get old we have to make lists for everything...and then forget to read them! Happy that you had a great time.

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  21. Dear Mona, so glad to read about your wonderful GA family visit, even without photos. But, here's a suggestion for when you have forgotten your camera, get one of those disposable use once types. The photos may not be as good as with a regular camera...but you have fun and some photos too! Just a suggestion caus I have forgotten too.

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  22. Mona I'm sure all the photos that you wanted to take will always remain in your heart.

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