Thursday, October 21, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Hi peeps! Have great news to share, but since it's a long story, let mepost my card first. LOL, that way anyone who's not interested to read  my story don't have to suffer reading the long post. Hah.

This week, at Paper Play Challenge the challenge is to create a project using ORANGE, OLIVE GREEN & BLUE colors. Please check out all the DT fabulous projects for more inspirations.




Anyway, on to my great news. Peeps..., after many weeks of stressing out, I finally got my ticket to Jakarta! I'm going home for Christmas! Yippie kay yei!  :)

I've been stressing out about being able to go home or not. I've been watching the price going up for weeks and with sinking heart, I thought, how am I going to do this. I want to be home for Christmas so badly & I miss my mom, my brothers so much. I kept praying, please let there be a miracle or computer glitch or glitch on the airline system, where maybe they posted the wrong price & I get to buy the ticket at that price.

Yes, I pray for computer glitch. I was desperate. :) Tuesday evening, as I pray hard while checking the price, I saw the price drop to what I can afford, for the day I need. The thing is because of work, I don't have flexible date on when I can go. I can only go during the slowest work time & also it had to be unpaid time off. So, good price was a must.

My mom is the type that always put others before her. She kept saying, honey don't worry, if you can't come home, that's okay, I understand. I am okay, don't worry. But, the truth came out when I called her and let her know I am coming home for sure. She was like, "I can't wait to hug you again!" Simple words, but to me so powerful. I can only imagine how hard it is to be so far away from your child. It's hard fo rme not to be able to touch her or hug her.

I cried and later I told hubby, to hear her joy, it's so worth it whatever stress I went through. Time with family is priceless. I mean, even as I  type this, my heart just filled with so much love. I am thankful  to have a husband who's so supportive & loving. Not both of us can go and we'd have to be away from each other for Christmas, but he knows how much I have missed my home and he encourage me to go because he knows this is important for me.

Not only I am home for Christmas, I will also get to celebrate my mom's birthday with her. Joy, joy, joy!

Thank you to all of you who's been so kind and encouraging when I was down. Your thoughtfulness means so much  to me and that's why I want to share this news with  you all. If you read this all, thank you even more for caring. :) Thanks for everything. I have the best blogging friends. Cheers!!

15 comments:

~amy~ said...

Woot woot!!! Sooo happy for you Vera!!!!!

Barb said...

Oh, Vera. . .I am so happy it all worked out for you to go home! YAY!! What a relief! Now you can just get more and more excited as the day grows closer! Sending you a huge, happy hug!! :)

AGohl said...

Yay for you being able to go home!!!!!

Brenda said...

Yeh!!! I am so happy for you Vera, I know exactly how you are feeling and I have only been away from my Mom for 6 months. We opted for her to visit us here, so I get to pick her up at the airport this Sunday! Well, just enjoy everyday leading up to your departure, it's going to be awesome!

Lin said...

Sharing your joy with you, Vera! So glad to hear the news! Look for a Caring Hearts package from me soon; mailed it this morning.......Hugs!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Woohooo! So glad you get to go home! So happy for you and your family!

Mandy said...

Oh Vera I am so pleased for you, you nearly had me in tears there, it would break my heart if my children lived a long way from me. My son is 22 and still says there's nothing like a "mum hug" when he's feeling poorly or a bit down.

Gorgeous card Vera, love that image and the way you've ruffled the ribbon
hugs Mandy xx

donna mikasa said...

So happy for you, Vera! Your mom will have the best birthday present, ever! And you'll have the best Christmas gift--your mom's hug! Love your card and the ribbon treatment, too!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh good...you get to go home for Christmas! Yay! I'm so happy for you! Great card, by the way! ;)

Audrey said...

What a lovely card.

Kryssi said...

jakarta.. as in indonesia? awesome, i love the country, went there for my honeymoon (bali)... be safe and cute card!

Michele Gross said...

Oh I'm so thrilled for you Vera! That has to be the best Christmas present ever for you and your family!! :D

Alice Wertz said...

so happy to hear that you are going home for Christmas!!! so very happy for you! =) love your card, too. you colored the pretty image beautifully!

Heather Maria said...

That's brilliant news, Vera - you must be counting down the days till your trip home! Your card is gorgeous. I love how you used the colour combo and your colouring is brilliant!

Deirdre said...

So thrilled to read that you are going home. Is everyone okay there with everything that is going on at the moment? Sending hugs. Deirdre

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