So to all of you parents out there who may be struggling with this, you are not alone. Feel your feelings and then move on. This is the circle of life, and we are along for the wild ride, so we should at least try to enjoy it!
Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, December 2, 2013
I think it all started bubbling over when I called my Baba in CA to wish her a Happy Thanksgiving. She will be turning 90 at the end of January & it was one of the saddest conversations that I have ever had with her. Let's just say her health is not so great. She is nearly deaf & has only been able to see out of one eye, but she is quickly loosing her sight, which they have now realized is from a tumor on her cornea, and surgery may not be an option because of her age. So needless to say, it was not a fun conversation. She is so precious; she is one of the smartest & most brave women I know, still sharp as a tack, but so very frightened, which nearly shattered my heart. Below are a couple of my favorite pictures of her from a trip we took back out to CA a couple of years ago.
And now we get to today....down to the nitty-gritty, and my breaking point. Moving. Yup we are moving. Thankfully not out of KY, or even Lexington for that matter, but we are moving. We have decided to downsize; imagine that in this day & age. I thought I was really ok with it until we started moving things over to our new home, and really started taking the BIG stuff, and then today my amazing mother-in-law posted a picture from her annual chocolate party, and I cried like a baby. For real, like a baby. Something about that picture made me so sad. You see, the chocolate party was something that was around long before I was in the picture 20+ years ago. It was something she did wither her mom, a.k.a. Granny, and with all the girls in the family & then when I married Charley, I was invited, and as we all had daughters, they came too. Along the way we sadly lost loved ones and then 9 years ago, we moved away. Bette's party this year was with just cousin Lisa & cousin Valerie & for the first time, their husbands.
It showed that we had entered a new stage in our lives, and it just made me very sad and miss them very much. For the first time in 9 years, I really felt "homesick" . Homesick for my Baba, my family and for my friends back in CA.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
When my precious niece Kristen was born 22 years ago this past April, I was so in love with her and beside myself over her being born into our family, that I had never really thought about her getting married someday. Kristen was like my first born child. We are a really "tight" family; what's mine is yours, and what's yours is mine kind of thing, and children are no exception. We love deeply in our family and she was everything I had ever imagined, and as she grew, and grew, and grew, that never changed. Kristen has never stopped being "Tetka's Princess" and one of the greatest loves of my life. That sweet and precious baby girl is all grown up now. She just graduated from Auburn University in Alabama, Suma Cum Laude I might add, and an amazing young woman. She is an amazing dancer and uses her gift to teach and inspire others.
Posted by Alexandra Pallos at 7:32 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Spring in Kentucky is absolutely stunning and I have the allergy problems to attest to it, but it is all worth it to have abundance like this in your own yard, available to you at any time for your pleasure!! I am one of those people that likes to take full advantage of what is in our yard to add to the beauty of our home inside. Whenever I buy a plant I always think about what it will be able to produce for our pleasure inside as well as outside. Abundance always helps. And to be honest, I will take as much as I please from the outside and bring it in. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE when the neighbors are all out walking and they stop to admire the yard, but it doesn't stop me from going to town with the clippers to have fresh flowers in the our bathrooms and other rooms in our home. As I was clipping the lilac tree on the side of the house yesterday I could hardly contain myself that I actually had such beauty growing right in my own back yard!!!
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