Losing, But Gaining

  Over the last few weeks has been so many changes that I don't know where to begin.  I have 6 children, two grown the rest 8 and under.  My oldest daughter, 20, joined the Air Force, I have said goodbye to her two weeks ago.  She is in boot camp and I have not heard from her.  I was told I would get one phone call from her telling us her address, but we had no call. 

    Since she has left, I have found out I am going to be a grandmother.  My 19 yr old daughter, which is getting married in May to a wonderful man, is pregnant.  She is also working and going to nursing school.

    I feel like I have lost one of my children.  But now I am gaining a grandchild, which I have always wanted.  It doesn't take away from my first born whom has left, I am still just as worried as I was the day I said goodbye. 

   I'm very proud of all of them.  Ages three and up!!!

(Its just not easy to say goodbye)


update: 2-28-09

I still haven't heard from my daughter and everyone is panicking, including her boyfriend which joined also.  surely, I would think she would have called with her address.  I'll keep posting. :(

Neveah Neveah
18-21, F
2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

I'm guessing no news is good news, or better than having a Sgt. knock on my door telling me different!!!<br />
Hwyl )))))<br />

There is a Welsh word that can be used as 'good-bye' and that is 'hwyl' ...it translates as a lot of things, like 'fun'and 'spirit' as well as 'goodbye' ...more like 'au revoir' but not the same: i always prefer that...<br />
That address ought to be with you by now; hope you hear soon (they say that no news is good news)<br />
Hwyl xxx