Minnesota Farmer


Summer comes to an end for Hawaiian daughter
July 22, 2010, 10:29 am
Filed under: family, garden, Hawaii, school, summer, travel | Tags: , , , ,

We’ve been blessed with our youngest daughters presence for a few weeks this summer, but that is coming to an end.  School children in Hawaii will soon report to class and the teachers need to be ready.  With that in mind our baby is heading back to Honolulu.

Youngest has been spending her summer mowing lawn, picking garden produce and catching up with friends and family.  Her sister and brother will arrive tonight for their last goodbyes, and a trip to see the grandparents is planned.  Then it will be off to the islands until Christmas.

Both excitement and sorrow are part of living and working so far from home.  She really misses her kids and is looking forward to see how much they have changed in the last months.  The distance from family is a challenge.  Thank God for Skype and cell phones.

Many changes come in our life and the departure of children is a bitter sweet one.  We are lucky to have happy, employed children.  We know we cannot keep them forever.  They have flown from the nest and now are making it on their own.  That’s a fact of life.

Michael

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I can relate to this. My second daughter left for Argentina in early June and will return to Minnesota around November 1. This is her second extended stay in Buenos Aires. Letting go of our children is, indeed, bittersweet and often difficult. Great post.

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