Monday, April 27, 2009

" Ginny's Coming Home!"

31 more days. In 31 more days I will get to be with my daughter again. It will only be for three days, but I'll take it. My daughter Katie will be graduating (must put box of tissue on my shopping list) the 8th grade on May 30th. So big sis is going to come to visit for the occasion.

Ginny lives in North Carolina, and we in Illinois. We only get to see each other once or twice a year if we're lucky. Usually we get to visit a little longer but this time she has no vacation days to use so it's going to be a quick visit for us. However, her little sis gets to go back to Raleigh with her for a week. What a wonderful gift for Kate! They are both very excited.

I also get to meet for the first time, her loving counterpart. I don't think that" boyfriend" sounds quite right at this point in their lives. And I am excited about that as well. I'll try to remember to keep my normal crazy self in the closet that weekend. I have a slightly toned down version for just such occasions!

Ginny has promised to help me with some of my computer issues while she's here. However, three days does not a computer genius make so don't get to excited. Trying to do the computer thing over the phone does not work for me. But I'm hoping we can fit in maybe an hour or so. By the way, did I mention that she blogs for a living? How cool is that? Actually it's a little more complicated then that but it's still cool.

I feel bad sometimes when Ginny comes to visit because she has to visit with everyone while she's here and is usually running around like crazy. This time won't be any different, so I am preparing myself for a short visit. Every time she leaves, it hurts as much as the first. But she is happy and that's what we all want for our children.

Ginny has always had, since she was born, an aura of happiness around her. When people are around her, they feel happier. I remember when she was a little girl, I was going through many difficult times. But no matter how low I was feeling, all I had to do was be with her and I would start to feel better. This is not to say that my other children aren't special in their own ways. But I truly believe that what Ginny has is a special gift from God. She just makes you feel good. And it's not just me. It happens when she's around other people as well.

One of our favorite things to do together is shop at all of the second hand stores for special treasures. We always manage to find something! I'm afraid we won't have the time this visit. I have yet to get Katie to indulge in this with me yet. She's at the stage in her life that everything has to be new, but she's quite new herself so I understand. I am fortunate enough to have a daughter-in-law that also shares this interest with me.

The last time I saw my daughter was after my first stroke last November. She came home right away to be with me and her sister. This visit will be a happier one.

I am probably rambling, but the days are swiftly going by. It's getting hard to contain the anticipation, not only for my last child's graduation, but to be able to see Ginny again.


Eileen said...

Oh, what a happy event to look forward to!
I hope you have a wonderful few 'family' days! It's always so good to have life's treasures to look ahead to.
You have a beautiful family and I hope you all have a beautiful time together!

Wanda said...

"Ginny's Coming Home" would make a good song title or book! Our children can sure make us happy with their visits...I have been to your daughter's's very is "Ginny From The Block"...right? Enjoy your days of anticipation Diana! Take care!

Diana said...

Thanks Wanda,it's "Ginny From The Blog" also "Thirty threads".

Linda Higgins said...

I am so happy for you! Aren't daughters the best. I have only one, but 2 daughter-in-laws! My born of my loins daughter is in North Carolina as well. She met the love of her life after a nasty divorce and moved (at the time) my only granddaughter, the one in my lastest blog with her to Maryland. I was devastated to say the least. But knew she was happy, and like you said...what more can we ask for as parents, for our children to be happy! I get to see her about 3 times each year as well. She will come with her 2 daughters for a visit this summer for 2 weeks! MY MADI-GIRL (Madison) is 13 going on 30...thank you...I think she is beautiful as well! Can't wait to see more HAPPY PICS OF YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER!

Ginny said...

Thanks for the sweet post, mom! I'm so excited to come home too. I've been talking about it every day. Also, I can't wait to spend time with Katie one-on-one and have her out here with me. I know we don't have a lot of time to visit this year, but you never know. I may be able to come home a few times this year. We'll see! I love you!

Blessings each day said...

Wanted to comment earlier today, but my keyboard was balking again (drives me nuts when it does that).
Anyway, congratulations on your graduate and on getting a daughter home.

Never get to see mine enough, esp with two in Arizona and my son's two babies there too, of course!

May God bless and make your time together fulfilling and super happy.

blessings always,