Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Missing My Grandchildren

I love the play of colors in this part of my garden. The iris pops against the day lily and the orange tiger lilies stand tall. There are marigolds down low just starting to bloom. It all reminds me of my grandchildren. All of them in different stages. Some days I feel like I am missing it all. In a perfect world I would be able to see them with a greater regularity. Every day would suit me fine.


Today is Gavin's sixth birthday and I thought about him periodically all day long. I miss most of the birthdays. Sometimes a visit will coincide with a winter birthday, but the rest all happen without Gramma and Grampa (aka Papa Drew). That makes me sad. When we decided to undertake this new adventure of owning a campground neither of us realized just how confining it would be. I pictured myself jumping in my car and driving up to see them every 6 weeks or so. That didn't happen.


My "job" is all consuming. I am on duty from the moment my feet touch the floor in the morning until I tuck them under the sheets at night. I don't think I would mind that so much if I could see my family more........... Wishing won't make it so ..........


Guess I am a little melancholy tonight. Tomorrow is a new day.

12 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i'm sorry. i know how you feel about missing the grandkids. even though isaiah is close (45 miles now), alexander and kaitlyn (and the new one) are half way across the country. visits are few and far between.

joanne said...

we're allowed a few melancholy days once in awhile and you should get one today..missing that birthday, Happy Birthday Gavin!

Brian Miller said...

aww...sorry you feel so consumed...happy birthday to gavin! you are in a busy time, before you know it it will be passed and...

love your colors in the pic!

Mamma has spoken said...

I have that same feeling about my oldest son who is way to far away to go visit. It makes his times when he does come home all that more special.

ellen abbott said...

Yeah, I understand that. My grandkids have lived next door to me all their lives. It was the hardest thing about moving out to the country, not having them/seeing them nearly every day. Hard on them too. I would get phone calls asking me when I was coming home. we've all adjusted now I guess. I don't get those phone calls much anymore. Now they call to chat. And we have them out pretty often. It's only an hour away.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely flowers. My iris are long gone, but the lilies are blooming.

Life is full of compromises. Get yourself a webcam and watch the birthday celebrations cyberly. It truly is the next best thing to being there.

((((Kathy))))

SkippyMom said...

Your kampground is always so lovely [due to all your hard work] I love to see the pics.

I am sorry you are missing the grandbabies - it is hard. First our kids move and then they have grandbabies and they move. Hopefully they can make a trip to see you soon.

Have you ever considered having work campers so you could get a break once and awhile - it would only cost you a site for a week - I am sure there are a lot of RVers who would love to be in your part of the world for a week or two with free rent in exchange for working.

If we manage to get another car I promise Wallene and I will come down and help you out.

Love ya! [& give those grands a call - you will feel better]

Jilly said...

:( Love you and miss you like crazy. One of these days when we're not running all over town like crazy I'll sit down and call you.

houndstooth said...

I'm sorry. Perhaps you could find someone you could trust to run things for a few days for you so you could get away. Or maybe you'll just have to close the campground once in a while.

Pat said...

The flowers look so nice. :)

It is hard to be away from them. Today we left the area where my daughter, SIL, and granddaughter are living, and moved farther up north in IL. Good news - I'm closer to my family members, bad news - I'm away from the baby and my daughter! We'll be back in August for a month, though.

Whitney Lee said...

I am certain they miss you too. I know that I hate how much my dad misses out on since he's across the country.

Your flowers are beautiful!

Sanetha said...

OOOH! I understand your dilema. We have animals that must be fed every day. When we bought our first animal we thought we would sell them fast enough that we could hire someone to feed 2 or 3 animals for a few days. Now that we have 13 animals we can't see the grands as much as we thought. You go girl. Love your blog!