Back home…Away from home…

Christmas is a time when you get homesick 
even when you’re home. 
Carol Nelson 

Those of you reading me regularly, will remember that November was not an easy month for us, and so far it seems December is continuing the trend. After getting some very troubling news last Sunday, Lovely Husband and I decided that a trip back home was necessary for me. As a result this year, I will be spending Christmas with some of my family members back home in France, while being homesick for my husband and children here in Canada.   
 

Deep breath…Inhale…Deep breath…Exhale…  
 

As a grown up, I always counted on Christmas to make me feel like a child again. Being  away from home, I started a few Christmas family traditions of my own and I was looking forward to continue this year as usual. We always have a giant Christmas’ eve sleepover with our friends and their children and I had just begun to get ready for it. This year however there is a change in plans. For the very first time since they are born, I will not be spending Christmas with my own children and I don’t know how brave I will be about it all. 

Deep breath…Inhale…Deep breath…Exhale…

So it is with a heavy heart I am going, hoping against all hope that everything will turn out for the best. I plan on taking my camera and my laptop with me as writing and taking pictures is very therapeutic. I do not know how it will all turn out yet I feel I have to go. Can I ask you to keep us in your thoughts?

Deep breath…Inhale…Deep breath…Exhale… 

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20 comments on “Back home…Away from home…

  1. Chère Anyes, Je vois que ça ne va pas fort, côté moral. Alors, mes pensées t'accompagnent dans ce voyage qui semble te faire peur. Courage, peut-être que le temps te passera plus vite que tu ne le crois. Amicalement

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  2. Sas, you are so right. I will learn a lot during this trip on all sorts of levels. Hugs to you :-)Hilary, strength is needed and I keep hoping for the best, thank you :-)emma, I keep noticing how shallow I am breathing which is why I wrote this reminder :-)Gayle, so much appreciated :-)Birdie, It something I have to do and now is the best time so I keep thinking 15 days goes really fast :-)Mary, both will keep me afloat :-)Isabelle, I keep reading what you wrote and try to practice it Thank you :-)Sherry, Love on wings, I can use it Thank you :-)Kathryn, many blessings to you too :-)Db, tenias razon ;Uma, I will be posting from France as I have noticed writing and taking photographs are calming me somehow. Please do not worry :-)Brian, traveling very light :-)Chantal, strength will be needed in both directions 🙂

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  3. Anyes, I'm so sorry to read of this — illness and travel and the holiday away from your husband and children — it sounds very stressful. I will be thinking of you and do hope you are able to post from France, for your own peace of mind (and ours!)

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  4. You and all of your family–on both sides of the ocean–will be in my thoughts and prayers, Anyes. You are held in my heart with hopes for healing and calm and peace, now and always! Blessings to you.

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  5. This is such a challenge for you … and for your children and husband. Feeling torn, needing/wanting to be in two places at the same time…but sadly, it is not possible. I am keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and my prayers. Travel safely to France and sending you with love on your wings!! xo

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  6. Dear Anyes, here comes a time where you'll discover that distances however frighteningly enormous can not/do not overcome the powerful bounds that love creates. If you slip out of the illusion of individuality for a moment and reconnect with the Oneness of things, the suffering will be less. Have a good voyage and may all be better when you return. 🙂

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  7. dear Anyes, i'm so very sorry, I almost cried just imagining the situation … i know that if you had to make the choice to spend Christmas without your children, you must have had a very good reason … so keep that in mind and hopefully the time will fly by faster then you think! sending you lots of hugs and have a safe travels here and back home to Canada after!

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  8. Oh Anyes, I am thinking of you. What a challenge. Nothing can stop those feeling of love for you and yours and even though you will be far away love will over come. A big hug from the UK and remember to breathe…. xxxx

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  9. You can count on it, Anyes. I'm sorry your holidays will be so trying for you and yours. In a few days, we'll be in a brand new year. May it be the best one ever for you. Be strong. Hugs to you.

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  10. Oh dear Anyes what a challenge! I will keep you and yours in my thoughts this Christmas….although I believe you will be surprised afterwards how strong a pure love connection is, nothing can truly separate us from the ones we love as long as they are in our hearts. Big hug from Holland and I wish you a warm weekend filled with love xxx!

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