Tuesday, 10 June 2008


Why you ask? my gorgeous daughter Jaimie has moved to Melbourne!!! she left early Sunday morning after many, many tears... and even more tears as I type this! We all had dinner together Saturday night & afterwards I said to Roy... "I don't think I can say goodbye" being the wonderful man that he is, he told me she wasn't going far & at least it wasn't overseas!! which made me cry even more!! he then went on to say that I could fly down to see her anytime... "just think of the shopping" he whispered in my ear! didn't really make me feel any better.. but I know it will in time LOL. Jaimie has left to take up a position in a highly respected law firm... while we are so very, very proud of her & even though she wasn't living at home when she left.. things just don't feel right! I went and had my hair cut again today!! & I thought to myself I wonder if Jaimie can meet me for lunch... then I remembered she wasn't here!! it is going to take some time to adjust, she is coming home in a few weeks for Roy's birthday & I can't wait to see her... but I know I will have to say goodbye again & already my heart is heavy :(

What broke my heart even more... Tayla is absolutely devastated... after Jaimie drove away she burst into tears, she wept for ages, she saw these photos tonight, I could see the tears in her eyes!! that really tugs on the heart strings!!

Hug your babies, toddlers, young children or teenagers... don't wish for them to grow up too quickly... because before you know it that's exactly what they do!!!

I spoke to Jaimie this morning.. she is so excited about her new journey, I'm just as excited for her... but I miss her terribly!! so I guess I'm just going to have to plan a trip!!!

Till next time take care... xxx


Kara May said...

Oh this story gets me all teary. I can only imagine how you feel. My kids are little and the day they leave the house I will crumble but like you said - it's such a great and incredible journey they are following. Your children are beautiful and their closeness emanates in your images. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to kiss my kids right now...

Little Sweethearts said...

My birds are still little, so they won't be leaving their nest any day soon, but I already think of the day they will and I'm not looking forward to it.

Though I must add that my daughter keeps telling me that when she grows up she wants to live in 'this'(=our) house and we can still live with her... with me in a wheelchair and my husband walking with a cane :) . I'll have to remind here of these words when she's older!

I already felt weird when this year my son slept over at a friend's house for the first time ever (no sleep-overs at grandparents or anything!). I guess you might say I'm a bit overprotective. I can only imagine what it must be like when one of your children moves away to a place that is more than a 30 minute car drive away.

Letting go must be so hard. Book that plane ticket!


Amanda said...

You don't look old enough to have a daughter that is not only going to work, but to work in a law firm!
Congratulations on the post Jaimie!
Keep your chin up Tanya, it won't be long till you see her again:)
Love Amanda x

Tabitha said...

I am dreading the day that Dan and Lauren are old enough to leave, it seems so far away at the moment, but I know it will come oneday!!

I hope that the time goes quickly until you see your daughter again.

Sending love and hugs ~ Tabitha XX

dani said...

that's why you've been so sad, tanya... bless your broken heart.
i cannot even imagine the day; i don't want to even think about it.
i NEVER wish away time because i know the time is coming.
as a matter of fact there are days i want to weight katherine down to keep her from growing.
i so hope it will get easier for you and sweet, little tayla... soon.
you and roy must be so proud of jamie. she's gorgeous, intelligent, and on her way to great success!!!
i am so proud for you all:D

E and T said...

Oh Tanya

I am sad that you are so upset. I hope that as each day passes it gets a little easier for you, Tayla and the rest of your family.

What a wonderful opportunity for Jaimie. She has so much going for her and she is so blessed with such a wonderful loving family.

I wish Jaimie every bit of happiness and success as she embarks on this next chapter in her life. I hope that you (and Tayla) will soon be able to find a sense of peace with this new experience.

Sending you big hugs and love.

Jenni foo foo said...

ah....sadness Tanya! I can't imagine how hard that would be! It seems like so far away that I'll have to deal with that...and yet, I bet it's just around the corner. Time goes far too fast!

Mom2My6Kids said...

I am not looking forward to that day at all. Your daughter is beautiful!!! And so are you, Tanya!! Sometimes being a mom is really really hard.

Katie Toland said...

Awww you made me cry reading this :(
I hope she is all settled in now, down here in Melbourne. Where abouts is she staying?

The pics of her are just stunning. I especially love the last on of you and her. Beautiful.

It's been so long since I blogged, it's great to catch up on all that's been happening. Maybe I should actually update my own blog one day ;)

Vanessa and Kara said...


Ohhh this post brought tears to my eyes. You poor thing. You must be so happy for her but missing her so much :(

Your children are just all so gorgeous.... may I ask what nationality you are?? Jaimie looks maltese!

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