Thursday, 6 November 2008

He's on his way home!!

I woke early today.
So there I was sitting in my craft room , working on a paper bag album,when
I got a text, from Madrid, at 7.30 am! 'I am on my way, Mum!'
I am so ....

During the last 5 and a half weeks, as some of you know, I don't know how I have kept sane! ;-)
I very quickly gained the nickname 'The weeping (or sobbing) woman' of the house!
This pic does not do me justice!! LOL


However, at the same time, I've been on a journey! Quite an exciting one too!
Well kind of!

I've visited...
Newton Abbot (don't worry, it rapidly gets better, believe me!), London, Harwich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Rome, Milan, Nice, Montpelier, Barcelona, Madrid, Santander,Plymouth.
Well... I lie.. just a tiny bit!
In truth, I have visited the first.. but tomorrow, I'll visit the last on the list.
As for the 'in between' places, I have visited those, in my mind.
Or should I say, that I was there in all those places, in spirit, with a certain 'someone'...
Nicholas... or Nich, as he is commonly known


I have busied myself each day (thank goodness for family, friends, blogging, some very kind blogging friends... and crafting!)
Although I truly believe that one should not wish time away, I have counted down the days to Nov 7th, every few days flicking over the pages in the booklet, which he left for me.


Each evening, he's been considerate enough to send me this text message:
'I'm still OK!!'.... (oh his humour!)...
and saying what he has done or that he has arrived at his next of port of call, safely.
For my part, I have kept him updated with the football scores! (Go Torquay!;-)
And finally, I've been planning my own part in his journey...be it only a very small part!
Because on his blog it says :
''I’ll see anyone who wants to be there at Plymouth docks, 5pm on November 7th. Mine’s a pint of Carling ;-) ''

Anyone who wants to be there!!! (Anyone...So that has to include excited, previously sobbing mothers ?!)
I've taken time off work (not too difficult as I am my own boss) and tomorrow, I'll be on the 3 o'clock train to Plymouth, with Mr Snippets and Tris (one of Nich's wonderful, whacky Uni friends). I would not miss it for the world.... I can't wait...
to give him the biggest hug... ever!!

I'm so proud; he did this tour on his own, although I guess he will have met plenty of people en route and I'm sure he will have had a ...
good time!
And tomorrow evening we'll all be quite...


One or two sloppy, emotional photos might follow for which I do not apologise!! ;-)

20 comments:

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Sal..
I feel like a surrogate mother here.. I can imagine all the angst and agony you have endured whilst your beloved son has been away and now I can feel your excitement and anticipation... Not long now... Absence certainly makes the crafter craft more!!!

Love Michele x
P.s I think you are being a tad harsh on yourself Sal... You didn't look a bit like the Picasso... more like a Monet!

Gingham and Flowers said...

Oh I can totally imagine how you are feeling. I don't have a son yet, but Simon went away four four days a couple of weeks ago and I literally counted every hour he was away and did definitely wish time away, which, as you say, we shouldn't really do but it's hard not to when we're missing someone. Hope you enjoy the trip to welcome him home tomorrow.

Simone said...

Lovely crafting as usual Sal. I am glad you're getting your 'baby' back!

Rosie said...

What a great journey your son has been on and I can imagine how anxious you have been. Have a wonderful day in Plymouth tomorrow:)

Lace hearts said...

Awww, I'll bet he's had a fab time. But I can imagine you've been having kittens! Enjoy the reunion. x

Josie-Mary said...

Bet you can't wait to see him...he'll have some fantastic stories. Have a lovely day tomorrow x

funkymonkey said...

Enjoy your weekend with your son. It must be the best feeling to have him coming home to you.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Yeah!! I'm happy that he is enjoying his trip and that you are making it through ok! It just never gets any easier with this Mother thing, does it? We sure do earn every one of those pesky gray hairs! lol Enjoy your visit--and go hug the stuffin' out of him!
Smiles, Karen

K .Leenex said...

I am glad that at least one person can be happy in these times of recession
Not only is my company suffering the ravages of interest rates, staff downsizing, but also a loss of market share.
I now find that this so called "Nich" is soon to be home with not such a single thought for my South West sales team's targets
Obviously Sal Snippets will not be in need of my products from tomorrow.
I can only hope though that she can weep for joy for such a sustained period as she had done before.
That damned Nich fellow though, no wonder Michael Palin never calls.

Alchamillamolly said...

I hope the last comment is someone you know being funny??? My son Adam (24) has just been to Florida with his fiancee and her family - I know he has moved out but I miss him so much and when he was there he was soooo far away. Its true when they say ' a mother holds a childs hand for so long but their hearts forever' Is it because he is the first born?? I guess I dont know how much I will miss the other two as they havent left yet......

Kitty said...

Yay! x

Suzie Sews said...

Dear Sal, how I have neglegted my blog reading...so I took time to catch up tonight and as a Mom of boys I have say here and cried with you. From one Mom to another I am sending you a big cyber hug. I am sure you will be spoiling your boy very soon.
Missed you
Suzie

Carol said...

Sal what a very handsome boy you have, I can feel your excitement just reading your post. I bet you will smother him in hugs and kisses as us Mums do! nothing like a hug from your Mum.
Carol xx

twiggypeasticks said...

I'm so pleased he's had fun, but I'm SO pleased he'll soon be home and you can give him a HUGE hug
Twiggy x

She'sSewPretty said...

I can totally understand Sal! You brought a tear to my eye just reading this. Enjoy your day tomorrow! Give him an really big squeeze!!

Country Bliss said...

Have fun, I'm sure you'll have loads to catch up on.
Yvonne x

carolyn said...

Oh my goodness I can really understand how excitied you must be.

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

HOORAY!!!!Sal's happy today,it's 4:20pm And I'm imagining the lovely expectation you are going through right now, enjoy.Best Wishes from Annie x

Cocoa and blankets said...

Have a wonderful wonderful reunion with your son I couldnt imagine how much you must have missed him. I suggest buying some thick rope next time and tying him to a tree, I already have mine for Polly in case she ever gets the wander lust....

Bobbie Lynn said...

Know how you feel being a Mom also. Once they turn 20+ it seems to be harder on us. It's good to see them doing wonderful things on their own but It's so hard to let go and venture out on their own.

Great crafting there Sal. Happy weekend to you and your family.