Monday, April 5, 2010

First Easter Without ~


This was our first Easter without our daughter. As I type this, Diandra is in the state of Washington looking at a college; the first of many. She has decided to get her Doctorate in Psychology. We have been fortunate to have her here at home while she got her Bachelor's and now her Masters. It looks like leaving the state of California is unavoidable this time. Although there have been countless text messages, phone calls and some e-mails, nothing compares to "in the presence." I feel like this is a trial run of what will become my future. I miss her so much!

Our Easter was spent with our daughter-in-laws family at their home. I am grateful we have gotten close to our in-laws through the years. How can we not? We share much in common. I wouldn't want it any other way!

I hope your Easter was Happy!


  1. Oh wow, firsts are always hard but seconds and thirds won't get any easier either. lol Hope you all had a happy Easter.

  2. Oh this is a precious picture of Diandra.

    I know how hard this is going to be...but hey, Southwest has great sales...$49 sometimes.

    Love you!!

  3. Each stage of life for our children catches us by surprise somehow, though we know in the back of our minds that they will come. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

    You had your daughter close to you much longer than many parents. That is cold comfort now I know.

    As Jose said : the firsts are always the hardest. But a lot can happen between now and the second Easter. Live in the moment. Enjoy the riches that are left to you. Have a healing week, Roland

    I wrote of staying sane in an insane world using a bear cub in my latest post if you have the inclination to visit :

  4. glad you had a nice easter
    and I am experiencing what you are feeling being that Kaitlyn is headed out the door to go to college.

    Love you