Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A turn in the road

I haven't fallen off the earth. Some days I feel like it though. My daughter and her family leave tomorrow. I'm going to miss hearing my grandson race through my hallways early in the morning. I'm going to miss the feel of my daughter's head on my shoulder as we curl up in the TV room chair together. I'm going to miss getting to know my son-in-law better.

But it's time to jump back into what I love to do most. Write. Read. And keep in touch with all the good friends I've made online. So hang on, because I'll be picking up the pieces in the next couple of days and reading all your updates.

As to my job, I'm still there. So are a lot of other hurting and sad co-workers. Sometimes I think the staff are worse off than the residents who make their home there. But then that's another story for another time.

Thanks again for your encouragement.

30 comments:

B. WHITTINGTON said...

I know what you mean about having your daughter visit. It's bittersweet and we can pretend for a time that they are actually "back home" with us. Our youngest daughter lived at home and went to college and we loved having her. When she left it was like the light in the house went with her. When she returns the house literally lights up and so do we. Then they leave again. AND that's the way it should be. She has a set of triplets eight, 2 boys and 1 girl and then a four year old boy. Soooo we love it when they're here but enjoy the quiet again when they leave. I need quiet to read and write.
Blessings, Barb

Greg C said...

I look forward to reading some more from you. I got some new ideas about my book and I am actually reading a book right now. I almost never read books.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I'm glad your daughter and family got to visit! I hope you're able to jump back into writing. I'm sorry it's so hard at your job. You are there for a reason.

Lin Floyd said...

sounds like there are many stories at your work

Jessica said...

Hi Terri,
I thought you resigned? I'm confused...sorry. :-) But I'm glad you still have your job. I'm with Kristen. "For such a time as this". God placed you there for a reason, so "be of good cheer". :-)
And it sounds like you had an amazing time with your family! How sweet that your daughter curls up next to you. :-)

paulgreci said...

Terri, I'm glad you had a good family visit. I know that job is difficult and hope you can squeeze some writing time and energy into your life:-)

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm glad you'll be back around, but I'm sure you're sad for your family to go.

lakeviewer said...

Stories are ripe for picking all around us.

Krista Phillips said...

Glad you had a good visit!!! And glad you still have your job! Hang in there girly:-) And write, write write!

Trudy said...

Sounds like a great visit! Glad you enjoyed things.

Sorry I haven't been staying on top of things and didn't know things at work weren't great, though I am glad you still have a job. Hope things start to improve soon for you Terri!

Carmen said...

Family leaves a lasting fragrance in our lives when they have to go. So many fond and happy memories, and maybe even a few laughs. There's nothing like it! I'm so glad you were able to envelop yourself in all the love. Life is hard, but family makes it a little bit easier. Especially when it consists of grandchildren!!! =D Glad to see you're back!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Yeah, you're coming back to us--your other family. ;)
~ Wendy

Andrea said...

Sounds like GOD has you right where HE wants you to be.
I have missed you!!
Hugs, andrea

Deborah said...

Hi Terri, I'm sorry to hear things have been difficult at your work. Maybe God put you there to minister to the staff as much as to the residents.
We have family coming to visit tomorrow....I'm looking forward to having some time with my almost 1 year old grand daughter!

Janna Qualman said...

Glad you've had such a full time with your family!

Hang in there. You certainly still have more prayers going up for you on the job front.

Georgiana said...

Hopefully when you get back into your routine things will start looking up! As much as I enjoy family and friends, if I'm out of my daily schedule, I'm a bit discombobulated and ready to get back into the norm.

Jody Hedlund said...

Have missed you! But glad you're enjoying your time with your family. That's really what matters the most! And hang in there with that job. Sounds like God's giving you a mission field.

Nehha said...

We have always lived away from our native place....in the city that is. So, our grandparents used to visit us and we used to visit them at their place...I wish we could spend more time with them:) Miss them a lot!

patti said...

Glad you are back! I've missed your posts. I'm so sorry about your job situation and the ups and downs God of your walk.

May God lavish you with peace and love during the next few weeks.

Patti

ginny said...

I was wondering about your job. So glad you decided to hang in there. The only thing that I would consider is to ask yourself if this job is toxic to your spirti. My job was, but before I could quit, I was let go.
Sorry your daughter and family are leaving. Just when you get aclamated to having them with you, the time flies, and then they are gone. What a blessing for you to spend time with them and the little one also!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'm sure having your family there helped alleviate the stress at the end of the day. You're in my prayers each day.

Blessings,
Susan :)

AnooCre8ion said...

Good to see you Terri. Sorry things are not the best but we so must have tests in order to have testimonies. God is right there with you and so are our prayers and encouragement.

blessings,
Vickie

sarah said...

living at a distance from people you love is really hard but thank God for Skype etc....Enjoy your last few hours with your daughter, grandson and son-in-law. Your positive attitude inspires....

Sassy Granny ... said...

Mmmm ... I'm thinking we now know WHY you've been placed where you are. There's nothing like a high-ground walking, light-laden believer to infiltrate the most troubled places.

Blessings,
Kathleen

P.S. I just say "goodbye" to my sisters, so I know exactly how you feel.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Enjoy your family while you can! We will all look forward to your regular routine returning!

Blessings
R

Jill Kemerer said...

Hang in there, Terri.

Analisa said...

Hi Terri,

I have been out of the loop for a while but you are still in my prayers. Sometimes the fight is hardest when it is in a place where God wants to use us.
I pray for your annointing while you work.

Karen Lange said...

Hi Terri,
Glad you enjoyed your visit with family. I know the feeling; it is hard to see them leave. Will pray for you.
Blessings:)
Karen

Nancy said...

Hope getting back into your writing helps with things. I'll just keep praying for God's best for you.

Linda Glaz said...

Just be yourself. Have a great opener and don't assume the editor/agent will say something. They might just sit there and you be ready to jump in. Being yourself is the most important thing and HAVE FUN!