Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i hate goodbyes....

It's always really heart-wrenching to leave North Queensland, and yesterday was no exception (in fact, it may have been the worst yet). I cried HARD for hours, and my eyes were all puffy and sore. Maybe the airlines are used to seeing red-eyed, tear-streaked women, because no-one commented.
I hate saying goodbye to my sisters, and I hate leaving the mountains.

So here we are in South Queensland. We drove out to see my Nana, which was wonderful. She's been unwell, not too serious I hope but she is getting on a bit and each time we're here, we make the effort to see her, knowing it could be the last. Plus she always tells me how precious I am, and how proud she is of me, and who could pass that up? The kids are surprised at how small she is (Katie was talking about Nana-in-the-pocket yesterday) and amused that Mum (who is incredibly ancient) actually has a grandmother!

A few pictures to share and then I have to go help pack up the car.



8 comments:

  1. aaaww Toni it must be devestating to leave your family (BIG HUGS) not to mention the beautiful surrounds. Bit of a stark contrast to where you live.

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  2. Gidday Sis,
    tried to call you but no good, i'm glad Nana is still kicking tho. talk to you soon
    Beautiful Bride (soon to be Woeful Wife)

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  3. aha, just made a name for myself! Twice in a week is good going

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  4. I hate goodbyes too, especially in North Qld.

    Hope you're feeling better today.

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  6. You can cry, everyone understands.
    It has been an emotional time the build up...excitement...now the Good byes to your family.. {{HUGS}}

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  7. I have always been a big sook when it comes to leaving people I love, you must get it from me! Hopefully sweetheart it won't be too long before we see you again.

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