Monday, October 29, 2012


I am so concerned about my dear blogger friends who may be in harms way.  Please know you are everyone's mind. 
Take the best care possible.
Everyone is praying for your safety!
My precious granddaughter, Wrenna, and her Dad came to visit and spent the night.  It's been a long time since I've seen them..and I hated to see them leave.  She was on her way to Venezuela to join a crew and learn to sail.  Adventuresome young woman.  Exactly like her mother (my daughter) and her father.  I know I hugged her too tight when she left..and bit my tongue (to some extent) to keep from giving out warnings to her right and left.  She is such a tiny little girl..and to me, seem so vulnerable.
She told me, with her arms around me, "Grandma, picture me in a golden light out there with my arms reaching up, shouting "I LOVE MY LIFE!!!"  I smiled and said I would. 
Her father gave me a link so I can track the  movements of her boat..does that calm me??
When is her return date?  That is the hardest part.  She has none.  No cell phone contact.
I am hoping there is another way of contacting her..and since they SAY the boat is very modern..and of course the photo's show this..just maybe we will be lucky and hear from her.
*extremely HEAVY sigh!*


Deb said...

I understand, Mona. My daughter up and left last year for South America and travelled with another girl for almost 3 months. I aged, let me tell ya. But she is home safe and has wonderful memories from her experience. Oh, to be young again. Deb

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun time for your granddaughter Mona..and great memories she'll you and I both know as we get older all we have left in life is the great memories we have made..I pray all is well on your side of the mountain my dear friend..Been watching the news on Sandy and praying also for all the safety of the people..Much love my friend..Hugs Gloria

SaucyKod said...

Hi Mona Dear - Been away visiting and travelling, now home just in time to pass out halloween treats and light up the goblins on the deck. They look kinda ghoulish in their green n orange light show. You have a very beautiful family and what a beautiful young girl. She said all the right words to you and you felt everyone of them. In your heart you will follow her and hope you share some photos she may get to send you.\Hope everyone is safe from "Sandy" and not in harms way. We are having northerly storm at moment ,with extremely high winds and rain - supposed to mix with "Sandy" by sometime tomorrow ?? Been watching hurricane channels and getting ready. Everything is fastened down and that's about all we can do.
Take care lol Lilly
p.s. Missed my Bloggie Buddies xo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

you just have to let them go and do what they want to do! it is life. i don't do much anymore and i am about to be blown to oz!

Blondie's Journal said...

What an incredibly brave and strong granddaughter you have there! There were times when I was younger that I had dreams of adventures like this...somehow our world gets smaller the older we get. I don't have any regrets because I still have time to do a lot of crazy things, I guess it just doesn't seem so important now.

I hope little Wrenna has an angel on her shoulder!


PS...lovely picture of the three of you! :)

Lynne said...

What an incredible experience for her. I understand granny worries though! Sometimes all we can say is, Be safe, Be wise, Be well . . . and send us messages as often as you can!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I understand how you feel..

I will wrap her also in a large bubble of light and protection.

just take cleansing deep breaths and let us know if you just want to Talk.. sometimes that helps ease the anxiety.

big hugs to you, Mona.

Debby said...

What beautiful blue eyes the three of you have. Your granddaughter is adorable. Yes, that is a little scary. She has to be a brave one.
Yes,praying for all that this storm will reach. We are getting stronger winds and rain right now. We are on the outskirts. Tis one is going to be a dozey for those on the East Coast.

Balisha said...

She is cute as a button. Oh how we worry about those grands....
Hugs, Balisha

yaya said...

It's hard to let them grow and know life when we can see the danger and all they see is the adventure. She's a her Grandma. Why do I get the feeling you would really like to go along with her?? The rain and wind have arrived but hopefully no snow and no electric outages...The hospital will still be open however! Have a fun Halloween week!

Chatty Crone said...

What about that saying we raise them to give them wings to fly! But it sure it hard to let them go! I know. sandie♥

Theresa said...

I am praying for all of the folks in harm's way! I know you will worry about your Granddaughter but it sounds like she I following her heart;). Big hugs and prayers for the adventurer.

bj said...

Oh, dear...I can't even imagine one of ours going off so far...but I am sure she will be fine and will be safe...and bet you will hear from her more than you think. :))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've both had to let our kids go out on their own...and now our grandkids are next! I think it's wonderful that she's adventurous and I'm glad we both pray a lot, my friend! Sweet hugs!

Marilyn Broggie said...

Hi Mona, I can really understand how you feel. Just pray, she is in God's hands and will be safe wherever she is.

Star said...

OMG I feel for you. I would be biting my tongue too. Do hope all goes well for you all.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Dear Mona, we will keep your granddaughter's safety in our thoughts and prayers. It is so hard not to worry about loved ones, but many times it's necessary to love and let go..and keep on praying. Thanks for your concerns about all those affected by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. We have family and friends in our native NJ, who while hit hard by the storm with loss of power, are all OK. Things can be replaced, but people cannot, so we are indeed thankful.

Comiendo en LA said...

She is so pretty and fun!!! I'm glad she has the character to do things like that. She would never regret that experience :D

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I would be scared to Mona!
I am sure it will be amazing, but I am a worry-wart too.
Thinking of you dear friend and know that I understand how difficult things can be sometimes.
Lots of Hugs,

SaucyKod said...

Hey Mona - Do hope you are feeling better from that old "FLU" bug and are back up on your feet, creating and inventing with beautiful colours in and about your home.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Dear Mona, I will join you in surrounding your lovely granddaughter in golden light. What an adventure. She is at the age when an opportunity like this cannot be passed up. She will make memories to treasure for the rest of her life. Then she will return safely to share them with you. I will keep your family in my prayers as I know you cannot help but worry a bit, the nature of mothers and grandmothers. You have lifted me up so many times here in Blogland. Know that I will be thinking of you as well, Pam

Laurie said...

you touched my heart with the comment on my blog today, I will keep your family in my prayers, your blog is beautiful and I see some of my blogging friends here as well, thank you so much for visiting me, I have now found you and have joined as a follower, your grand daughter is beautiful and a brave young woman, she is following her heart and gosh I'm envious, adventure!