Friday, September 9, 2011

And Then There's The Guilt

Up until last Fall Hubby and I were living in Murfreesboro/Nashville, TN. 

Within 15 minutes of the Doc telling me about the positive pregnancy test I proclaimed we'd be moving back to my hometown. Er, well, I sort of sobbed it out in between crying. And what husband isn't going to say yes to his blubbering soon-to-be baby momma? No husband, that's who.

So, with B's job transfer finalized we packed up and headed for South Carolina.

My mom? She was ecstatic. His mom? No so much.

And thus the DIL guilt begins...

It's awful, y'all. She loves her grandBaby J so much.  And without fail, every visit ends in tears {and lots of 'em}.

Honestly? When we decided to move to South Carolina, I never thought I would feel this bad. I knew she'd be upset, but me? I had no reason to be upset. Right? Wrong.

Every time she has to leave her sweet grand-baby behind I feel this deep twinge of sadness. And when her tears start? Oh, Lord. It's really starting to get to me. 

I wish we could see them more. Visit them more. Sometimes {and don't tell my husband, he would die} I even wish we still lived in Nashville. But the job opportunities here and the sanity my family gives me {most of the time} was something we couldn't pass up.

So, for now, the guilt continues. 

Someone grab the Kleenex. 

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6 comments:

  1. That's so hard! Just be glad you get along. Any possibility of them moving closer to you?

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  2. I could have written this post! My parents are so far away and when they leave, we all hate it. I'm always jealous of people who live close to their parents.

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  3. There's no easy answer there...but I wish she didn't cry to make you feel so bad! It's hard to please everyone and you just can't. I live closer to my in-laws than my parents...and my folks always drop the guilt on me about visiting yet they rarely drive to see us.

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  4. Aww! I can't understand your situation right now (I've never lived close to any family) but maybe someday when I have a little one I will understand. Good luck thought, I don't think you should feel guilty at all!

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  6. Awww man that must be tough it sucks when you live so far away from the ones you love. My MIL is all the way in FL and we are on the west coast so it is hard sometimes. I hope it all gets better for you. New follower from the hop hope you can come by and check out my site.

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