Virginia Beach, Virginia
January 5, 2017 11:25am CST
When my grand son was born i flew all the way to germany where my son was stationed to be there for the birth. Patricks next station was at white sands nm. I visited them there as well. His next station was in georgia so we could drive there with no problem. I think i was happiest when he was transferred to ft belvior va. That was only three hours drive. From there he was sent to ft worth tex. When my grand daughter was born i flew down to help. I went again after she was a year old. His last transfer took them almost out of reach for me. They are now in Hawaii. I won’t be able to see them as often as i would like now. Patrick graduates from medical training in October. That is the soonest i will be able to go. If it was not for face timing with them i do not think i could stand it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 17
It's sad that you don't get to see them as often as you would like, but at least they've given you the opportunity to see a bit more of the world while visiting them. My kids grew up without as much interaction with their grandparents as I would have liked. My parents made the effort to visit us once or twice a year and we tried to visit them at least once a year (16+ hours is a long drive with small children). We tried to take our kids to see my husband's parents regularly (they were only 2 hours away when we were still in Alabama), but they found our four youngsters "too tiring" (the fact that my mother-in-law insisted on buying sugary drinks for them didn't help any) and when they made the drive to visit us we got to listen to how big a sacrifice it was for them to come into "the city." Sorry...that's still a somewhat raw nerve.