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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Thought of Houston

Flying into Houston to look for a home 103009a

Reality is setting in more and more every day.  This evening, Kale and Kayla flew to Houston for the weekend to find a home.  In 29 days, they will be married, and another month after that, they will be moving to Houston…which seems like worlds away to me.

Even though my heart is somewhat sad, it’s also so excited and happy for them and their future together.  There are so many exciting things going on in their lives right now.  David and I know that Houston is a great opportunity for Kale and his future and we also know he worked very hard to get where he is. But, I’m SO going to miss them when they move.

About four years ago, I watched him graduate from high school.  Shortly after I walked away from a college dorm room leaving my precious baby alone in a big, bad world, two hours away from home.  But he did well (and so did I, I might add).

And now, we’re about to see him graduate and leave again. Only this time, it’s 11 or 12 hours away. To this momma, that’s a LONG way. But, we’re confident he will do well there, too. And I’m certain I will, too.

Until that time comes, I’m going to look forward to their wedding and the holidays and cross that other bridge when I come to it.

15 comments:

His Doorkeeper said...

Ahhhhhh! Just remember you have a trip to Houston anytime you want......just give the newly-weds a few months to be ALONE!! har har

You will do fine Jacquie! You gave Kale his wings long ago and to tell you the truth, you wouldn't have it any other way! He's ready for his new life!! He and Kayla have a bright future ahead!

Lauren Kelly said...

awwwww, how exciting. They have sooooo much to look forward to!!

Heather said...

It's so bittersweet, I'm sure. You are a wonderful mother, though, and should be so proud! I want to be like you when my kids grow up! Houston is a easy SW flight from LR....(my sis lives there). I can't wait for the wedding pics!

Kelley said...

It is a difficult thing watching your children grow up right before your eyes. It is hard to let go. Time goes by too fast. Kale isn't just a son, but a friend. I can't imagine how you are feeling. My mom always told me to not move where it took longer than day to get to me. Kale is still with in a days distance. The wedding will be awesome. It will be so beautiful being there to witness such an wonderful life milestone.

Jamie said...

They will do great! Maybe we can fly to Houston together sometime...two of my best friends live there too, and I'm itching to go visit them!

Becky said...

I know this is going to be VERY hard! My mom HATED it when me and Bonnie moved away, and especially now that we are having babies she is so sad...but know that we (the kids) always will come visit and will always LOVE you!

Lorna said...

We have gone thru the exact things you are experiencing over a year ago. We were so, so proud of the accomplishments as well as the daughter-in-law, however sometimes we would feel sorry for ourselves because we would miss them so much. Cell phones are priceless tho and the trips to see them are the best memories ever. The family changes but all in good ways. God has big plans and its so fun to watch them unfold. Hang in there.....

Betsy said...

I know exactly how you feel, Jacquie. It's so hard to let them go...especially so far away! ((Hugs))!!!

Susie said...

How exciting for them! Their lives are fixing to change so much! You'll be fine I'm sure.

Leigh Ann said...

Tears, tears, tears! It doesn't matter how old they are, they are still your baby. Kayla is SO lucky to get a mother-in-law like you!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's oh so hard to let them go - but go they will. I'm so thankful that all three of my children are in Arkansas with me, two of them in the same town. My sister lives in Jefferson City, Missouri. One of her kids is in Kansas City, one in Denver and one in Austin. They've learned to be thankful for every moment they are together and take none of it for granted. That can't be a bad thing. blessings, marlene

Kelley said...

Hey Jacquie! I have a blog I want you to look at. I am not sure how she found me, but this young lady is such an inspiration.
http://kassandralexis.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-made-you-do-it.html

It made me think about what you do to motivate people as a trainer. You will be so impressed with this girl.

kass09 said...

Hi :)! I just saw your sweet comment on my blog and wanted to say thank you! I LOVE your blogs by the way! The fit after 40 is awesome, you are in such great shape! I also love this blog and can relate because I am the oldest of 8 kids. 11 is awesome by the way, not too many times do I run across people who has more siblings than me haha! My family has 3 girls and 5 boys so something is always going on. It is so neat to find other blogs like yours that are into fitness that I can use as an inspiration. I too have thought of maybe once reaching my goal either looking into training or possibly teaching work out classes. Anyways thanks for stopping by my blog and reading it, I lookl foward to reading yours more too!
~Kassandra

Kelley said...

I am so glad you checked out her blog. It is just amazing! I know you have posted about the Biggest Loser show and loving the stories of the people. This girl has worked her tail off.

In His Army said...

You write so well Jacquie...yes you will do fine and Kale and Kayla will do well too! You have done a great job and I'm proud of them and of you too! Have a great weekend:)