Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Heart is Breaking

"My daughter Sarah and 3 year old granddaughter Riley live with us. Tonight Sarah told me that she has applied for a job in British Columbia and if she gets it she and Riley will be moving. I can't bear the thought of not having her and Riley with me. I love hearing Riley's little footsteps stomping up the stairs as she calls out "Meme, where are you?'. The house will be so empty without her and her dear mommy. Three thousand miles away. How will I survive?

And yet, I know that this is what Sarah needs to do. She is not happy here in New Brunswick, there are no jobs for her in her field and she needs to move so she can take care of herself and her little girl. I am so proud of her, she has done so well with school and working and raising her little girl. Riley is a wonderful, bright, happy little girl. She is her meme's angel.

I love you my girls," I whisper.

Are you listening?