F Simple and Serene Living: moving forward 09 10
Thursday, January 31, 2013

moving forward

There will be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth around here tomorrow (that will be me)



Number two daughter is leaving to go back home to Atlanta. Even in this painful time, I have enjoyed having her with me for the past two weeks. 

It reminds me of how quickly time passes. From her days of dancing to her days on set in Hollywood.



to her days now as as loving daughter, sister, and aunt.


She brings so much joy to all of our lives and I will miss her presence here. 

But, it is time to move forward. Yes, I still have a lot of healing to do and lots of icky physical therapy, but I am finally starting to feel like myself again. I am ready to start blogging again. I have missed it and I have missed catching up with all of you. 

So tomorrow, after she takes me to PT and the doctor, Katy will be heading back to Atlanta. I will be praying for a safe trip for her and know that she will be happy to get back to her own life. I can't wait for my move there later this year so that I can spend more time with her and my other sweet daughter and grandchildren. 

Life is great.


 

29 comments:

  1. So happy you had some special time with your daughter - stay well!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. Nice to see your smiling face, Laura. Wishing Katy a safe journey. All is well.

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  3. Laura, good to know that you are healing, we've missed you, I am glad to know that you are getting better.

    How wonderful that she could be with you to help you during this time.

    Jen

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  4. I was just thinking about you, Laura. I'm so glad you've had your daughter there with you for this long. I'm sure you are marking the days off your calendar until your move.
    No more complications I hope?
    xxx,T.

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  5. I love that first picture. What a doll!

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  6. Laura I know how special it is to spend time with your daughter! I know you will miss her, but summer will be here before you know it! What darling photos of her...was she an actress? So get to PT and get better!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. Hope you are on the road of healing. So glad you had time with your daughter during this procedure. I am sure you are counting the days until you move closer to both of them. Hope you have a good day!

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  8. So glad you are beginning to heal and get well. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter to spend time with and help you get well. I pray you will continue to get better everyday and your daughter will have a safe trip home.

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  9. A bittersweet time, for sure. I am glad you had the time with her and sorry she has to go home-but it does force you to move forward whether you want to or not. You can do this, gal!!! Praying for a safe journey for your daughter-xo Diana

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  10. I'm glad your recovery is progressing well now. Daughters are wonderful, aren't they?

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  11. hey Laura! Good on ya! Nice attitude. That great attitude also aids in the healing process, huh? Smile and smile and smile thru those PT times, okay? (hug)

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  12. I think that was nice of her to take out so much time to be with you while you recovered from surgery. I'm sure the house will feel quiet after she's gone. I guess that will give you even more inspiration to heal fast so you can travel to see her again soon. I hope your therapy continues to go well.

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  13. I've been thinking about you a lot the last 2 weeks as my mom had her surgery right after you. She is hoping to head home from rehab early next week. She's been doing really good with her therapy - actually much better than I expected.

    How are you feeling and how is the therapy going?

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  14. Sweet post! I hope your daughter has a safe trip. You'll be down there with her before you know it!

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  15. Oh Laura... what a beautiful daughter you have. Just like her Mama. Great that you had 2 weeks together. Still saying prayers for your quick, painless recovery. Your friends in blogland are here for you!!!

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  16. Good luck, Laura! Beautiful daughter :)

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  17. So glad you had the two weeks with your daughter. Praying that you will have a speedy recovery and that the PT won't be too painful. Glad to see you back.

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  18. I am happy that you had some special time with your daughter. I hope you are feeling well and doing well.

    Cynthia

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  19. So grateful you had this time with your daughter, and glad to hear that you are healing.

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  20. Hang in there. I'm sure she will miss you a lot too! I'm excited to follow your blog.

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  21. I'm so happy you will be living close to them soon. :) Take care.

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  22. I'm glad you are up and getting back to normal. I will keep you and your sweet daughter in my prayers. What a joy to look forward to being close to your family.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. It's wonderful that you had time with your daughter -- and even better that you'll be moving to Atlanta and your family! Those are some sweet photos!

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  24. What a beautiful young woman your daughter is and a blessing that she could spend all of this time with you as you recover. Just saw your post that you had a set back, hope all is smooth sailing now on your road to recovery. Take it easy and do your physio and glad you are back to blogging :O) Deb

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  25. I know you hated to see Katy go home. Shanley has been home all weekend, and she went back to school a couple of hours ago *sadface* I hope you're feeling much better!

    xo,
    RJ

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  26. How wonderful that she was with you during this time, and even better that you get to move to be near them. I hope it all goes well.

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  27. Hope all goes well with your therapy. And I agree it must have been wonderful to have your daughter helping you out. Glad to see you have things to look forward to. Doesn't that always make a happy difference in our lives?

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  28. it's always so hard saying goodbye when a family member leaves after a long visit. I hope your pt goes well. Hopefully starting up blogging again will make you feel a bit better and keep your mind off things.

    the cinnamon loaf in the newest post looks amazing. thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    Em

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