Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Across the Country

Our family had a huge change in November of last year. I have yet to write about it. I wasn't sure how I was going to deal with it. See my family has never been more than 3 hours away from each other. In November the baby of my family moved out of my parents house. Out on her own for the first time. We were so proud of her, but the only negative? She moved to Florida. Yes thee Florida. Like across the country Florida. In a few short weeks, she had a job and a place to live. She packed up her room and Kelly (her BF), Elaine and Dexter (her dog) Packed down her little Scion and drove across the country over a long weekend.

She has been out there for almost 4 months now and she is doing great. She loves her job, and has been busy decorating their place. Kelly and Elaine have been traveling and even spent Christmas in Savannah, Georgia. It was our first Christmas without Elaine, but thanks to modern technology we were able to skype her into the living room at my parents so she could watch the kids open gifts.

As time goes by, Elaine texts and sends pics. We keep up with her shenanigans on Facebook and have even skyped a few times. I send her pics of the kids and videos once in awhile. But in the end, it's not the same and I really miss my little sister. See Elaine is 8 years younger than me and it took us a long time to get to a place where we got along. Once we got there we became really good friends and we spent the last 7 or 8 years making up for the years we didn't get alone. And now she's gone to Florida. For a little while at least.


  1. I know how you feel. When my daughter, SIL, and two grandchildren moved to North Carolina, it really broke my heart. I never said a negative word, as I'm sure your parents didn't, but inside it was different.

  2. Mercy Elaine7:46 PM

    don't worry. I love being here in Tallahassee, but it is NOT a place I could be for long term. And we talk about the game plan for going back to Cali every day!


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