August 10, 2012

I was all ready to have this awesome post today, telling you about the great blogs that I’ve recently discovered and the winners of my birthday giveaway.

I’m really sorry to disappoint.

(I know things around these parts have been a little heavy lately. Hope you’ll understand and accept that I’m real and post things that are on my mind.)

My mom called me yesterday afternoon and informed me that she’s going to be having surgery next week. Basically all of her adult life, she’s had issues with one of her kidneys and although they are supposed to be functioning 50/50, hers are functioning 25/75. They’ll be putting a stint in to see if that helps at all and if not, she will be having surgery again and will be out of work for a month.

If you’re reading this, Mommy, please don’t be upset with me, but when we hung up yesterday, I just cried and cried and now I’m crying again. I wish that I could be with you during this whole thing. I hate that I’m a thousand miles away from you and unable to see you or take care of you or help at all. I’m just really scared for you and I want everything to be okay.

Even though I’ve met tons of friends here in Houston, it’s days like today where I wish I was still living in the good old Palmetto state with my family. I miss them so much and it kills me to think that I haven’t seen them for over five months and won’t see them for another three months.

So if you see me this weekend (*cough* Sar, Bri, Meg, Cait, Darby, etc. *cough*) give me a big hug, will you? I need it.

If I don’t see you this weekend, will you keep my family in your thoughts and prayers? We need it!

Have you ever lived far away from your family? Was it hard? How did you deal with it?

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