Friday, June 10, 2011

Deadline Is One Week From Today (Plus an update on me and daughter)

I wanted to remind all my swappers that the deadline for mailing out your envelope of goodies is:
 June 17th, one week from today.

Also don't forget the Delivery Confirmation, and email the # when shipped.

I want to thank all of you for joining in!!
I'm loving all the goodies I have seen so far and looking forward to seeing what everyone gets.

I hope you decide to link up and show off what you received.

I'm trying to think up something different for the next swap.
I'm not sure when I'll get around to taking sign ups, maybe next month after the holiday is over.
If you have any suggestions or ideas for it, please feel free to leave it in the comments or send me an email.

Once again, thank you to Everyone for the amazing compassion and support you have shown to me over the last few days.

It has helped me find strength I did not know I had.

There is something so wonderfully comforting knowing others are thinking of you and are sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

So, from the bottom of my heart....
I Thank You!!

One thing I wanted to explain about Kelsey leaving.

I think I made it sound that she was going only to be with her boyfriend.

That isn't exactly the case, well, of course it is some of it, but...

For the past year, besides working full time as a bank teller she has also been going full time to school online.
She has been taking classes at the Academy Of Arts, which is located in San Francisco, CA.

Originally she wanted to attend the actual college, but didn't know how it would be possible.
Plus, of course,  the leaving played a big part.

So, she settled for attending online.

But now, that she has taken this leap, she is planning on attending the actual college instead of the online courses.

Hopefully it will work out that way, but with working she doesn't know if it will.

Either way, she will be a lot closer to the college and will be able to attend special events and maybe even take part in the internship programs.

Her dream has been for years to move to CA and have a career.

I just wasn't expecting all of this to take place so soon.

Any way, that is why she took this leap of faith and went forward to claim the life she wants for herself.
This is why I wanted so desperately for her to know how much I believe in her and how proud I am of her.

I hope you all will continue to surround her with your prayers and positive thoughts.

Kelsey sent me a text around 5 pm and said they were 1/2 way there!!
They left around 10 pm last night.
So, I guess it is more like 36 hours away!!

Take Care Everyone!!


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Tammy, it all sounds so exciting for Kelsey. I hope she finds a way to
make it all work. Let us know when they arrive in CA!
Warm Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

Anonymous said...

Morning Tammy! its 5 am and I am sobbing tears after reading your posts about Kelsey! I have one 21 year old daughter and I felt your emotion! I think a new decorating project will take your mind off things (at least until those late night early morning hours when all ya can do is think!lol) Just keep telling yourself you raised a strong independent woman and she has her boyfriend with her so she isn't there alone - that helps me out when I get emotional over my daughter being away. I am thinking and relating to you and wish you less tears soon! Sincerely, Jeannette and thank goodness for text messages!!!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Your broken heart proves you were a great Mom..stand firm in that. You are aloud to be sad. It is normal for a Mom who loves her kids to be heart broken but since you are a great Mom, you let her follow her dreams. Bless you for doing the right thing in the midst of such a difficult time. Blessings, Dianntha

Beckyjean said...

Hi Tammy~

Your beautiful daughter is following her dream. You are a wonderful mother to have instilled in her the confidence to travel so far from home to do what she's dreamed of. I'm sending happy thoughts your way. I know you're so proud of her & she has taken a piece of your heart with her. Just remember~that piece of your heart helped to mold her into the strong, confident young lady she is today.

Have a wonderful weekend~Becky

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

It is great your daughter has the chance to do this.. I can only imagine how hard it would be but no matter where she is you will be in each others hearts at all times!! Thinking of you! Tina