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Proverbs 25:11

Monday, March 24, 2008

Missing Missy and hers

My daughter and I
We have a wonderful mother -daughter relationship.
I do believe that is what the Lord intended because scripture tells us
that the man is the one to leave and cleave to his wife.
I think the Lord knew the value of the mother ~daughter relationship ,that through
the years would turn into a friendship.
I know many of you have not been blessed by this, for that I truly am sorry.
Saturday morning,Missy and her family (husband , two boys)
moved for at least a one year assignment on the EAST coast.
For me, this is not easy.
M never has said a mean word to me, that I can think of.
She has always been so kind to me, her mother and her dad as well.
I know I am loved by her, because of her actions.
She is fun to be around,
She is honest with me, "no,mom don't wear that"
We talk everyday, even if it is just to touch base.
We both love make-up, purses, decorating our houses, reading and most of all
So please pray for my sweet daughters family as they trek across our great
country. They have MANY miles to drive.
and even though it sounds selfish, I sure wouldn't mind a prayer here or there
as I get used to life without their family close by.
I know it could be worse and many of you have not had your children
EVER close to you, or you have missionary children etc...I have not had that.
I guess I have been spoiled to have her and her family so close.
I know LIFE is ever changing,
This has just been a rough one for my husband and I.
As I am writing this, I have to add that boy will
her dad miss HER husband.
Her husband, is always there to help out with home improvement projects.
My beloved, is always there for him too
So it is a family thing.
WE know that God is always good and HIS plans are always best.
I just miss them already.


Michele @ Cherish the Home said...

{{{Chocolate HUGS}}} for you my friend. (o:


Tracy said...

Aww, Deby! I pray that those phone calls will continue, and that your relationship won't change. What a blessing to have such a sweet relationship.

Anonymous said...

Debi- my heart and prayers go out to you. It sounds like your relationship with Missy is like mine with my daughter, Kim. When she decided to go to school on the east coast it was very difficult for me even though I knew she was where God wanted her. Then after graduation she decided to make New York her home and work for Campus Crusade for Christ. I must say it has been difficult at times but knowing that she is following God's plan for her helps a lot. So all this to say, how wonderful it is that we have God in our lives so that even though we have difficult times, we have His peace in our hearts.

Jenny said...

Oh wow, your daughter is so beautiful!! I have never met her, but how beautiful to have a great relationship like that!! Praise God! Hopefully the Lord will allow you to be re-united soon.

HOPE said...

In the text of all this..can you just replace your name and your daughters with MINE and MY DAUGHTERS (all 3!)... :(
I KNOW exactly what you are going through. I guess we have or could trade families...my daughter just moved to your area and your's is coming some where near me(?)

I WILL be writing a blog on this very subject once my story gets finished. I have learned a lot already on this journey of HOPE in being an empty nester.

I will surely keep your family in prayer Deby. My HEART is with you at this very time.

(((HUGS)) from another...missing my kids, void left ...MOM.

Domestically Inclined said...

Thanks for stopping by the site today! Hope it was an encouragement to you.
Yes, God is able to handle all that concerns us!

Susan said...

Praying for you, Deby! It's not selfish at all to ask for prayer for yourself. You said at the beginning that the Lord makes mother/daughter relationships special, and it's extra hard to be separated. But I also know that the Lord gives grace, having been separated by many, many miles from my parents for most of my adult life.

Barbara said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to this new season in your life. I know that it is not easy.
Two of my brothers emmigrated to Australia and my Mother never saw them again. I can't imagine how hard that was.

A Note From Theresa said...

I hope one day I can say the same with my daughter and myself. What a blessing to read this, thanks.

Jodi said...

Oh, Deby ~ Separation within loving family relationships is very hard! Hubby and I have almost always lived away from our families; it's difficult for both the child and parents. Praying the Lord will comfort both your hearts and bring ease in the adjustment. Hugs to you!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a beautiful girl. i will keep her and family and you in my prayers.

Ginny said...

One of the greatest joys for a woman is when her daughter becomes your friend. I think about the day when my daughters will marry and no longer live under my roof. I can only imagine how much you will miss yours. I pray their journey will be safe.

Cathy said...

Oh, Deby, I am sorry they are having to move. You are blessed to have such a wonderful relationship.

Happymama said...

I have a wonderful relationship with my mommy too. She's a blessing and I'm so thankful for a Godly mother.


Penless Thoughts said...

She is a lovely looking daughter and it's so wonderful that you have this healthy relationship with each other. I know in many ways it will be hard but my prayer for you both is that the separation actually makes your connection stronger and that you each grow from it.

Sharon said...

You know I'm praying for you. I'm also praying for their safe trip across the country. My daughter and I have a close relationship and it would be difficult for me also.
Love, Prayers, and
(((BIG HUGS))),

Mrs. C said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! We moved away from "home" a couple of years ago, and sometimes I miss my mom so much it hurts. Makes me so thankful for all the years we had living close by each other. Praise the Lord for modern technology (internet, phones). I can't imagine what it would have been like to be separated a hundred years ago.

I'll be praying for you as you make this new adjustment.

Mrs. C

Donna said...

Deby: This is a tough one but God will equip you endure. With our modern times, it is easy to keep in touch. Technology can be a blessing! Keep busy and the year will go by quickly!((hugs)) Donna


Ooh, Deby, I wish I was there to give you a big hug but in my absence I have asked the Lord to let you feel His arms around you and under you as well as your husband. It will be very hard at first but it does get easier. Just don't let it get you so down that you become ineffective for the Lord. I was guilty of that for about six months when my first son left home to go to Bible college. It was one of the hardest things that I had to face but----time goes on and now he is Pastoring our church just up the street. See, how God works, we don't know the future but He does. I will be praying for you, love you, Deby. connie from Texas

Mishel said...

Deby, I will be praying for you in these upcoming weeks. As you know, I have a very close relationship with my daughter too--and I can't imagine if she moved across the country. On the other side of the coin, is that I live across the country from my mom and I miss her so much...but I will say that in a lot of ways its made us appreciate each other more. But I still wish we lived closer. : )

Praying for you friend! Hugs!

Sharon said...

I am so sorry. I could not imagine if my kids moved that far. Be thankful it is just for a year though. I bet you can stay close through phone calls and emails. I am so sorry, this will probably be really tough on you. I will pray for you that God will comfort you and give you a peace and that the time will fly! Also, you must be so proud of her doing the Lord's work!

Gentle hugs, Sharon

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Aw....what a sweet post. She will be back before we know it. I'm gonna miss her too!!!

I am truly blessed said...

Hey Deb!! A year will go by soo fast...but remember....you have an excuse to hop on a plane now. When the weather is warm back there...take off and visit. I bet you would love it. Maybe she will be able to come back and visit here as well

50shousewife said...

Oh Deby, I know it's so hard to have your children far away no matter how old they are. Especially when they are just so much fun to be around. You and Missy and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Deby that must be so hard for you. I'm sure the Lord will continue to bless your relationship.

Mary Isabella said...

I pray that God will find things to keep you busy as you make this adjustment. That each phone call from them bring you so many gifts of happiness......Smiles

Jessica said...

I will be praying for you. My mom and I are best friends. I just got married in January, and we live about 3 minutes from each other (in the same neighborhood), I could imagine how hard it would be if I had to move away. You and your family are in my prayers.