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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sad tears...happy tears

I've cried a lot of tears of sadness and frustration this past few weeks.

But today I cried tears of joy.  My daughter has booked flights and is coming out to see me next Sunday.

She hasn't been to visit me here for 11 years.  She has a dreadful fear of flying, particularly on her own.

She has had a difficult year so far and is really in need of time away from all the stress she has, to relax and re-charge her batteries.  We talked about her coming a few weeks ago.  I wanted to be able to spoil her and give her chance to sleep, something she has been deprived of for quite some time.  But I didn't imagine for one minute that she would actually be able to pluck up the courage to do it.

My grandsons will be looked after by their father for a week, which will do them all good!  Sometimes men don't really appreciate what mothers cope with.

I can't wait to see her.  We both need each other at the moment.  There will no doubt be more tears of joy and lots of hugs!

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful news, Ayak, I am so happy for you. Good to remember that every cloud has a silver lining. Much love, Axxx

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  2. This was great news to read this morning.....I'm extremely happy for you and your daughter. A change for a few days in your lives will make a big difference. You can both spoil each other.....it will be so good to see her and have a visit. For me there is nothing better then a Mother and daughter relationship.
    Glad things are looking up for the better. I'll keep you in my thoughts. (((HUGS)))
    Lets just hope the weather is not scorching because my sister-in-law in Izmir is toasting....take care.

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    1. Thanks Erica. I am so excited. It's really scorching here too at the moment xx

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  3. How super of her to overcome her fear of flying...and what a comfort she will be to you.
    Lovely news!

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    1. It's the best news ever Fly xxx

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  4. Brilliant news Ayak, I am so pleased for you. It will do you both so much good. Excellent, excellent, excellent. Jx

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    1. It will Janice....thankyou xxx

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  5. Very happy to hear your good news

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  6. So happy she is able to come visit! I hope you both have a fantastic time together. Yeah!

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  7. Theanne. For some unknown reason your comment didn't appear so I copied it from the email notification:

    "I'm so happy happy happy to hear your daughter is coming to visit...sounds like it will be good for both of you! I appreciate her fear of flying...I have similar fears! I was able to fly several times when Don was alive and we flew together...but now I'm not sure I could do it...she's a brave girl and I hope all goes well for her".

    My reply: I used to be fearful of flying when I was younger but gradually overcame it over the years. She is brave and I'm proud of her. Thankyou xx

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  8. Ayak...... after all you've been through .... that will do you a tremendous amount of good and sounds like your daughter needs the respite too!
    You'll have a happy time:-)
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    1. I think it will Maggie. Thankyou xx

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  9. Ayak, that is such wonderful news! You're such a mama (I mean that in a good way), talking about the recharge your girl will get, and forgetting what a wonderful, and very much needed, recharge it will be for you.

    She's going to be amazed with you, and this life that you have made. I wish you both a fantastic visit.

    xx

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    1. Thanks Stranger. I'm so excited. It's such a long time since she visited here, and where we live now is so completely different from what she knows. Bit of a culture shock for her no doubt! Thankyou xx

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  10. So glad for you both that she is coming, Ayak. It's exactly what you both need and I hope you have a truly wonderful time together.

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  11. Wonderful, happy news - there's nothing like the arrivals hall happiness at the airport, enjoy your daughter's company. I can't wait to see my mother and family in Istanbul in August, happy days!

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    1. It's very exciting Ozlem. I bet you can't wait till August. Happy days indeed!

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  12. Fabulous news. I can taste your excitement!

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  13. It's the best news Jack :-))

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  14. my blog post today is similar to yours...daughters and grand children are precious, as is sleep! I borrowed your picture. Thanks!

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    1. Hi ladystamper and welcome. Yes they are so precious, and I liked returning to this post and a reminder of a wonderful time with my daughter last summer. You are clearly enjoying being a grandmother...lovely isn't it? I'm off to see mine again next month xx

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