Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Having Kids Far Away At College Sucks!

It's 10 o'clock at night,I'm comfortably tucked up in bed with a book and I get the following call.. Jess: " Hey Mom,what's up?"  Me:  "I'm sleeping,why?"  Jess: how much money have you got in your bank account Mom?" Me: "None (private joke between the two of us) Why....? " Jess: "I'm in hospital getting stitches on my eyebrow..how does the medical aid thingy work?" Me" Hmm,why?"  Jess: " I got banged on the head during a hockey practice just now!" Me: " You practice hockey this late at night at 'varsity?" Jess: " Yeah,but I need money or something Mom!" Me: "No, you just need your ID nr and Medical aid info." Jess: " oh ok,I'll phone you just now, Love you Mom!" Me: 'Be brave daughter mine, love you too!"

My heart is sore,my baby has to be on her own getting stitches put in her face in a faraway hospital!
I need to be there with ice packs and peanut butter cookies!





13 comments:

  1. At least if she is talking and worried about you bank account you know she is OK :) I know you would still like to be there though :( Diane

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  2. Awww. I think Diane above has a good point though. She'll be fine. Just a bit banged up and probably looking for you to hold her hand (even if it is by phone)... :)

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  3. She looks pretty tough. More like pretty and tough. She will be fine, but I bet you didn't sleep as well as you might have.

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  4. You probably ended up having a worse night than she did, awake worrying. You might want to send her some of those peanut butter cookies, though. I bet they'd be appreciated, just about now.

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  5. I'm sure it's harder on you than it is on her. I do agree that cookies in the mail would make you both feel better!

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  6. Don't worry Mom...it goes with the territory! I agree. Do send cookies.

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  7. Oh dear....I have to agree with the above comments....and Lori's last one- do send cookies;))

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  8. Oh, I understand! I would want to be there, too... and all you can offer her is a medical ID number. :(

    Thinking of you... here's a cup of coffee and a bit of friendship to cheer you up. xoxo

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  9. Thank you everyone for all your positive thoughts! She is up and about again today!

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  10. At least she called and you know what is going on!

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  11. It must be hard to learn to 'let go'....on both sides!
    The cookies don't help though! lol

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  12. Ouch! That must have hurt you almost as much as it hurt your daughter.
    Nothing can replace a Mama's tender care no matter how grown-up our children are.. right?
    Peanut butter cookies go a long way in healing a hurt.

    hugs,
    Pam

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  13. It must be difficult particularly when something happens like that.--Inger

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