Thursday, September 18, 2014

What my happy news is!

Before this post begins, let me give you a quick backstory. For those of you who don't already know, my mom went on vacation to Hawaii in February of 2012, and then never came back. It was devastating. My brother was leaving 8th grade, about to enter high school, and I had just started my first 'big-girl' job. She's only come home twice in that 2+year span of time (for my wedding, and when my grandpa passed away). My mom and I were as close as you could get, and my brother and I were still so young, so it was really hurtful and confusing.

Last October, I wrote about how my mom had decided she was coming home for good (you can find that post here), only to be so disappointed days later, to find out that she changed her mind at the very last moment. My mom and I used to be best friends, and I've missed her every. single. darn. day.

So, to bring you up to speed! Lately my mom has been reaching out to us more than normal, and said she wanted to come home for a visit to see all of us around the holidays. Sunday morning I woke up to a text from her saying she had officially bought a plane ticket home for October 27th to come and visit. of course I was ecstatic. I couldn't wait to hang out with her for a week or so. She wanted to shop together, bake together, and just hang out like old times.

Except this time, she says she's coming back for good.
She's coming home, you guys! I couldn't contain the tears. Of course, I don't want to get my hopes up...for obvious reasons. I feel like a broken record as I'm just repeating myself from the post I talked about above that I wrote last year...but I just don't care.

I've been praying for my mom every single day. Praying for her to make her way back home. Praying for her to open her eyes and realize how much she's missed out on in my life, and my brothers life, and just in general on everything back home... and realize its not too late to come back. Praying for our relationship, to one day get back to where it once was...& finally, my prayers just might have been answered.

I get my mom back! I'm so looking forward to picking up where things left off with her. I don't know if any of you are close with your moms, but we were just the closest. She truly felt like my best friend. Of course, she's struggled with things in her life, but so have I. I think that's what made us so alike. She just gets me.

I can't wait to hang out with her again. To learn how she cooks, to go shopping with her, to watch movies with her all night, to hit up McDonald's drive thru for the largest sweet tea in town, to have make up and hair parties cause Lord knows I suck at both of those. I'm just excited to rebuild that relationship with her.

Thanks for all your happy thoughts lately! I'm really excited about this.
PS- see, I told you we weren't expecting. ;)

24 comments:

  1. A baby didn't even cross my mind until you said it there at the end!! Haha, Kayla, this is so exciting!! I am so happy for you and those consistent prayers you've been making. My mom is definitely one of my best friends and I cannot imagine her not being around. You are strong, my friend. Cheers to many, many years of friendship and love for you two!

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  2. Baby totally crossed my mind!! Probably because that is all I can think about :) That is so exciting that your mom is coming home for a visit and possibly to stay. Hope it goes well :)

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  3. This is so incredible!! My mom and I aren't close, and I really felt (and still feel) like I was cheated by missing out on that relationship. Your optimism and grace are admirable, sweet friend! We will be praying big time! :)

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  4. That's so wonderful! i don't know the back story, but i'm going to read it. So happy she's coming home!

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  5. Great news! I will pray that things go smoothly!

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  6. Such wonderful news, my dear!! So happy for you!! :)

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  7. This is such great news!! My heart absolutely breaks for you and your family that you had to go through that ordeal. I'm hoping and praying that your relationship with her will become just as good as it was, if not better :)

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  8. This is amazing. You have such a strong spirit and heart. Love when prayers are answered. Praying for a fun reunion for you guys!! Ps wish we lived next to each other!!!

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  9. This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you both to reconnect and get to do lots of fun mother/daughter things. Hip hip hooray!

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  10. How exciting for you. And your forgiveness is amazing!

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  11. What wonderful news! I can't even imagine going through something like that. Your strength is beyond admirable!

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  12. ;) Baby did cross my mind, but didn't figure that's what it was. :)
    So happy your mom is coming home!! (yayyy!!) Hope that it's permanent!
    I was like you - so, so close to my mom! Other than my hubby, she was my very best friend! It's been a little over 5 months since we (very, very unexpectedly) lost her. And oh, how I miss her every.single.day!
    I went back and read your other 2 posts about this - you had me in tears! I love how "that plan" was Caleb! So Sweet!! (post from 5.7.13)
    Pray that you and your mom have many more years to rebuild your relationship!!

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  13. How exciting! It's great you'll have some time with her regardless of how long she stays!

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  14. what a blessing, so happy for you and your family!!

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  15. I can't wait to hear about all your mom-daughter adventures!! :) Praying that everything goes smoothly and that I get a million snapchats about those huge sweet teas and shopping trips!!

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  16. you are both beautiful and I am so excited for you! I oddly know how you feel in regards to this whole mom comes back situation and couldn't be happier for you!

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  17. Awww! I'm so very happy for you! There is nothing quite like the bond between a mother and a daughter. My mom is absolutely my best friend, so I know what you mean about that friendship. Can't wait to hear about all the special moments you share with her!

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  18. So happy your mom is coming home, Kayla!! I will be praying for you, her, and that there is a very smooth transition! Much love, girlfriend!!

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  19. I've been praying about this right alongside of you and will continue to do so in this new transition! Love you!

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  20. Yay Kayla! I'm so happy for you!

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  21. this is so exciting! i am so so happy for you!

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  22. I'm so grateful my precious Kayla is who she is, and that she has such amazing sweet and supportive friends. I'm sure she cherishes all of you. Kayla I love you so sooooo much and now I just wish I'd booked my flight for an earlier date. The waiting is killing me! I can't wait to squeeze you and Bran!!! I AM SO SUPER EXCITED 💃 Dance Party!!

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Thanks for your comments, I read and respond to every single one of them! :) Excited to get to know you!