Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over- Sort Of!

This is my 29 year old son in his back yard here in Idaho. Tonight, I'm going to his going away party. He's been offered a job which requires schooling on the west coast of Washington. He'll be living there during the week and then coming home to his wife and children on the weekends. When he's done with schooling- possibly 9 months- his whole family will relocate somewhere in Washington and my grands will be gone. Sniff- sniff! This is all rather sudden and we got this news the same week we were told we would have to leave the farm BUT we now know (as of yesterday) that *WE HAVE ANOTHER YEAR HERE* YAY! One year to look, pack and plan- instead of months. One more year to enjoy the farm. We are so relieved and I'm able to deal with my son's departure and my DIL and grands eventual departure much better now.

My 14 year old seemed a bit disappointed over our staying another year. I asked him why and he said he had hoped we would end up moving to another state where the fishing and hunting are a bit better! Silly boys! I think all they care about are their adventures!

So, yesterday I worked in the garden. Now we can put up the pool and I can plant flowers and we can go ahead and get those chickens we've been wanting. Thank you, Lord.

Thank you all for your love and prayers!

23 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such bittersweet news. Continued blessings as you plan your upcoming year.

Jane said...

Good News about your extra year at the farm! Who knows, maybe they'll extend the time? I know you'll be sad when your son & his family move, but think how much fun it'll be to visit them in Washington!
Can't wait to see your chicken photos!

Dorothy said...

I know you will miss your son and his family when they move, I miss mine too. But I'm glad you are staying on your farm another year! Good luck with your chickens and gardening!
Dorothy and Ms. Wilma :-D

Diane Mars said...

Wow Holly, it's amazing how our lives can take in turn in just a matter of days.... I know the comfort of having a home will make the loss of your son and those changes all the better to bear....It's a good day!! Hugs

Perfectly Printed said...

So glad things are working out regarding the farm!! I know you'll miss your kids but it's an excuse for a visit!!

chris

vintage grey said...

So sorry you son will be leaving! Hopefully you will get to visit often! What great news you will be there on the farm another year!! What a blessing!! ;) Have a lovely day! xo Heather

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I love the picture of your son. I'm so glad you can enjoy summer on the farm. Blessings to you and your family, Holly! Twyla

Shirley Hatfield said...

6 of my grands live in Idaho and they would all tell you that it is "the" place for hunting and fishing. The older girls have been flyfishing on the Snake River since almost before they could walk. I never knew much about Idaho until Missy married Matt. It's a great State! =D

My Vintage Mending said...

So good to hear you don't have to gather up the boxes too soon. I know that you will see the success of your son even though it hurts...smiles...Renee

Tresa said...

Sorry to hear your loved ones will be moving away but so happy to hear the good news about your "Cutie Pie Cottage".

Hugs!
Tresa

Anonymous said...

Hi,,
Glad to hear that you get to stay on the farm a little longer! Sorry to hear that your son and his family will be moving away from you soon. Just enjoy the time you have with them and don't let the sadnees rob you of the time you have with them before they move away!
Hugs,
Lynn

retrorevival.biz said...

OMG! I'm so happy to hear you're staying at your lovely place another year! Yay! Sorry though to hear your family will be farther away soon; hopefully, this change will be full of fun traveling opportunities:)

~Cindy

vivian said...

thats good news about the farm Holly. as for your son leaving.. thats another story. good for him job wise.. but sad that they will be leaving. At least you will have a place to go visit for vacations!
life is so funny with all its ups and downs.. well, maybe its not really so funny!
anyways.. chickens sound like lots of fun!
xo
vivian

Lisa said...

Well as sad as it will be for them to go it sounds like all good things are happening for your family! Enjoy your flowers!
Hugs, Lisa

Betsy said...

Hi Holly,

I'm so happy to hear that you get to stay for another year. What a relief! But I am sorry to hear of your son and eventually his family moving away. I dread the thought of that some day.

Betsy

Sewn With Grace said...

My heart goes out to you today. A year of change. As one of my friends always says, "Look for the hidden blessings" whenever she does that it takes the sadness of a situation away. Blessings to you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Holly,
Best wishes to your son and his family in their new direction. I know you will miss them when they all move. But planning visits might be fun too.
So glad you will stay another year on the farm. Having some chickens and gardening, then a dip in the pool sounds wonderful. I am so happy for you.
Hugs and blessings, Celestina Marie

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm so happy for you, that you have another year at the farm! You definitely don't need that stress right now, what with your grands moving away. This will give you time to find the perfect place for you and your family. Can't tell you how jealous I am that you're getting some chickens. It's one of my dreams....

Shelia said...

I too wish the very best to your son and his family as he is away.
Glad to hear you can stay another year on your farm too. Hopefully everything will fall into place for you and your family.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Oh i am so happy for you holly! a whole year to think clearly and find something perfect! i don't know what but i thought you were ni new york state! so sorry to hear that your grandchildren will be leaving and your grand doggie : ( maybe washington state is in your future? you never know! sending hugs and much love to you all!!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh wow that is big news and bigger changes for you all. Best of luck with the coming months.

Jacqueline said...

Western Washington...hmmm...I know where that is. School eh? What trade Holly? That is a hard road to go back and forth but the love of his family makes it all worth while.

Changes coming again but at least you have time to make choices. I just know the next move will be even better. Perhaps there is another Farm Sweet Farm that will be just over the top perfect in everyway.

I know you'll be blooming wherever God plants you.

Sandie said...

Holly, I am so happy for you to get another year on your farm! And I am sorry about your son relocating! Life is such a rollercoaster isn't it! Thinking of you in Alabama!
Sandie