Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Far from Home

Lately I've been feeling a pang of home sickness for WI. I miss my family and friends and wish I was able to visit more often but an 18 hour car ride doesn't make that possible.

I normally don't let myself dwell on being away from home. I love my life here in NC but there are so many things going on at home that I am missing

One of my oldest friends just had her first baby. I keep in close contact with her and made sure to visit her everytime I was home but that's still not enough. It was sad to see on facebook various postings from our group of friends commenting on how they had met her little one and posting pics of their visits. We've experienced a lot together and to miss out on this was hard

I have another friends that's facing a difficult time in her life and various phone calls and emails just don't seem to be enough.

And finally my grandma is taking a turn for the worse. She has congestive heart failure although she is not in heart failure yet. Symptoms are starting to increase to show that she is slowly fading. Her mind is not but her body is. My mom is a nurse and is going to decrease her time at work so she can spend more time with her mom. While nothing can be done yet I still can't help but worry about her. My grandma and I have always been close and I hate being so far away from her.

Anyway sorry to unload on everyone. Just needed to destress by venting.

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  1. I'm so sorry.. Being far from home can be pretty rough, especially when you start missing major moments in the lives of people that you're close to. I hope things get easier for you!

  2. Hang in there and keep thinking positive thoughts. Just remember that your friends and family know how much you wished you could be there, but they don't think less of you because you can't physically be there. There are probably very grateful for the phone calls and emails. Praying for your grandma. Good luck and keep a smile on your face, it'll make you feel better. Trust me.

  3. Yeah I can't imagine being away from my family. I am sure it is so hard for you! But your friends and family understand and know that you want to be there as well! They appreciate the phone calls and emails more than you probably know!

  4. I'm sorry you're feeling homesick. :(

    Jarrod and I were jokingly looking at houses in NC this past weekend. We were watching HGTV, itching so badly to sell our house already and get a new home, and the houses there are pretty...and a lot cheaper than here. For a split second, I was thinking I could handle being in another state, so far away from home. While it is tempting, I'm not so sure it'd be worth it...I really love being so close to everyone most of the time. Other times I wish I could be away, just us, starting fresh somewhere new.

  5. I definitely know what you mean. I hate being far from family, and while I know you're a great deal farther from yours than I am from mine, not being able to get there due to work or other circumstances makes it difficult, regardless. At least you do have the phone and e-mail and other means of communication. I know it's not the same as being there, but it's definitely better than what people used to have to go through! Perhaps you'll be able to see them for the holidays??

  6. Don't be sorry! That is what the blogosphere is for. Thinking of you.