Does anyone have a grown child that has moved out of state?

Theresa-White - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I really miss my daughters. This is the first time in my life that I don't have at least on daughter that lives near me. I find my self missing the hugs, kisses and eating out....ect. with them. Has anyone ever mailed a ticket to there child, or jumped on a plain to go see a child?

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Roxanne - posted on 04/11/2009

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I have 3 grown children.  One (my daughter)lives only a couple hours drive away, which seems like a million sometimes, my oldest lives in Texas and at the moment my youngest , who is in the army is in Iraq while his wife and sons are in Germany.  Its really frustrating to have them so scattered around and not being able to see or hug them any time I'd like.  If it wasn't for the computer missing them would be totally unbearable.  It has been really helpful.  Especially for the one overseas.  I don't think a mother ever goes a day without thinking of her children no matter how old they are.

Elie - posted on 08/07/2012

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my only child is in the process of moving right across the country and I am very sad about it. It hasn't really sunk in yet and I have decided I will just take one day at a time. Hopefully this new adventure will allow us to become closer.

Roxanne - posted on 04/11/2009

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That is wonderful!  To be able to talk to her everyday!  You are very lucky!  I have never been able to hold 3 out of my 7 grandchildren. 

Joanne - posted on 04/11/2009

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My youngest daughter lives Texas, one thousand miles away from me. Last year I went down to see her and my 3 grandsons for the first time in 6 years. It was awesome! And we had a great time! She has a cell plan that allows her to call so many friends for free as much as she wants. So she calls me every day and that's how we stay connected.

Rhiannon - posted on 04/11/2009

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I am the child that moved out of state. My parents live in South Victoria and I live in North Queensland (I am in Australia). Since having my son, and expecting another baby this year, things are really hard!



If my parents could just jump on a plane I would love it! Obviously, with kids I can't just head home, so having them come here would be awesome!!! I encourage you to see them as often as you can, I know that my mum and dad would and I would, but alas, we can't afford it.

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Debbie - posted on 05/30/2011

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My daughter is marrying a soldier on June 18, 2011 and moving to Oklahoma for 18 months. I am so sad I don't know how I will cope. She and I have always been best friends and my heart is breaking. How do you deal with this?

Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2009

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I am a child that has moved interstate (it's been 4 years now)...at times it's so hard without that support expecially since I have three children and I am over three days away....my mum drives up or flies to see me as I can;t afford all of us to go to her....It's soooo nice to see her and we get on now more than ever...it's easter now and she'll be here nest week....last time i saw her was 18 months ago, but I send my son down on the plane every holidays for at least a week, and will do the same for my girls when they are old enough to fly without me. I love when she comes up and I encourage you to see them as they will miss you as much as you miss them......oh by the way my mum says if she knew how gr8 grandkids were she would have had them first!! so you're not alone in missing them more hahaha

Cherri - posted on 04/10/2009

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Yes - And of course I miss them.  My son is in the Navy - First he was in Chicago - now married and in San Diego.



My youngest daughter is married to an army man.  She moved to Texas last summer.



They have both moved away this year and I miss them alot.  My other two children still live near by, but as I work full time, I don't see them or my grandchildren nearly as often as I would like.



I a grateful though that we have cell phones, email, chat rooms, etc.  Those things were not available when I moved away from my mother and I miss her and my sisters also. 



It's natural that we miss those we love when we can't be near them.

Carolee - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hello Theresa ! my name is carolee . my 19 year old daughter is off to college . I miss her :{ My 5 year old daughter is right here with me and  sometimes when i think about how fast it all goes by  i miss her too . its a natural loving mom thing :} ttul

Becky - posted on 04/10/2009

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Oh, you are so sweet. Well, I don't think your grown daughter wants to sit on your lap and let you kiss her neck and pat her butt. :)

Theresa-White - posted on 04/10/2009

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Thanks, for your reply. I am going out to see my youngest daughter who is married and has my two grandsons, 2 & 3....I think I really miss them more....(that sounds bad) I have done the Skype thing and that is a great tool and I can see them. I just miss the hugs around the neck and kisses.

Becky - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi Theresa - I don't have grown children (I am only 29!) but I am from CT and I live in IL now. I can tell you that there is nothing better than having my mom out here (now that I am a mother) and having her cooked some home cooking. Mmmm mmm. I would recommend telling them in advance though, just in case they have made any plans, but that's it.

Jenelle - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi my name is Jenelle and for 5 years my son lived in a different state so I understand how you feel, and yes I booked my flight and went to see him, he did not know I was coming we had a wonderful few days together and I felt really good that I went, A mum has to do what a mum has to do . They might be grown up but they are still our kids. We also booked flights for him to come home, so you do what feels right in your heart you wont regret it.

Jenelle xx

Kathy - posted on 04/10/2009

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My oldest son went away to college this year...in Florida! Pretty far away from Illinois. I haven't hopped a plane, but only because I didn't have the money! His Grandparents did buy him a ticket home for Thanksgiving when we couldn't. Facebook has been a good way to stay in touch, and so has texting, and of course phone calls. I know it will be a lot harder when my daughter leaves, tho. They do give more hugs! I just pray for my son a lot, and that helps when the worries set in if he's sick, or travelling.

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