Thursday, March 12, 2009


How Low can you Go?
Well have you ever been in a low…you know when you get a bit overwhelmed, and it ends up paralyzing you instead of motivating you? That ‘s me. Can’t decide between what you should do, what you need to do, and what you want to do? Since the kids left to go back to Colorado, I miss them more, and I think of Brendon and Steph so far away in Missouri, and My Cody so far away in Honduras. Miss them all so very much. This is actually a bit odd for me. But that old “empty nest” for us momma’s is very real.
Great thing is that I have 7 kids close by as well. Grant and Julia just moved into their home last week, Jordan and Breana are here in Corona as well.. Skyler and Garen, here with us, our bookend kids, oldest and youngest. And great news for me….Randi moves back home this weekend.
This weekend was a good one, I was missing Russell a lot, as he was off skiing on a work trip in Mammoth. I did however get to go to my sweet niece Kate’s baptism, then on to Breana’s sister’s wedding. Sunday, I got to hear Julia speak in her new Ward, Grant was home “dying”, at least that is what his Bishop said. Then we got to have our 2nd Sunday of the month family dinner and Fireside. Garen gave a lesson on Pres. Monson’s talk in this month’s Ensign. Really great to discuss the importance of prayer, and hear my oldest son say “this is not a concept that is new to our family”.
So smile a little smile for me…cuz I booked a flight for Russell and I to go celebrate Jackson’s birthday in April. That should hold me for a while.
Oh yeah, and getting my act together. That will take some time as well.

12 comments:

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

I didn't know it was possible for Sheryl to experience lows.\"/ You always amaze me at your ability to exude happiness all the time...and bring everyone up around you. I am sorry you are feeling low...missing family and playing catch up. It must be so hard to spend most of your life 100% invested in being a mom... and then watch them all go...and having sweet little grand babies but have them live so far away. I don't look forward to THAT part. Gives us a peak into what Heavenly Father feels, huh? Here's a BIG SQUEEZE from me. LOVE YOU!

Emily said...

It's comforting to know that even YOU get a LOW!
You explained exactly how I feel today....overwhelmed and missing family.
I'm glad you booked a ticket!

Heidi said...

YAY! cannot wait for you to come! I think I am going to call Brendon and Steph and see if they can drive in for a few days. That would be so fun wouldnt it? I love and miss you so much. Life never seems to be what everyone else sees. I love you so much mom!

Emily said...

That is really great you get to see Jackson and that Randi is moving home! I hope you feel better and know I love you!!!

Lauri said...

It's hard to get used to the Empty Nest but it DOES get easier...just a whole new stage of life that no one prepared us for. Hang in there!

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Oh, Momma!

We miss you, too. I often think of living near family again...someday. Life is interesting, isn't it? Each phase of life with new joys and new trials. So much to feel & learn here on earth!

Ashley said...

I go through that on a regular basis. You'll be in CO for Jackson's birthday around the same time that my dad is in UT for Kennedy's birthday! And hopefully we'll get to see you this weekend while we're there!

Grandma 'Kiss' said...

I have been missing you.
You have a positive spin on everything in life. I love that.

Julia Holmes said...

I know what you mean...it is the worst having people you love live so far away. I hate that. I miss my nieces way too much. I wish we could all live closer. Oh well. Love ya!

Pitt-Meisingers said...

ah, the rolling tide!

Sara's Memoirs said...

...and thank you so much for coming to Kate's baptism. You are such a good woman, a good mom, grandma, and always so happy and interested in others lives. i love you and am so happy for you about spending time with jackson on his birthday. i hope the dose of love you get fills your cup to overflowing!

Grammy Staffy said...

I am having trouble with my computer tonight but I am happy that I was able to get on to your blog. Empty nest is a hard thing for us moms. My baby Davy left years ago but I still miss him and the others. I am glad that you have seven near by and Randi is coming home. I am lucky to have Mindy and her family near. I think my heart would break if they were all far away.

I've met a blog friend that is grieving for the loss of 2 of her babes.... she really needs some blog love. I hope that you can take a min. to come to my blog and go to her link and encourage her. She calls herself Plaid. She needs support.

Have a good week. I hope that it will be a happy one. Love, Lura