O/T.....So Proud yet so Anxious

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/15/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Morning all
I just need to share with you the whole fantastic fact that Caitlyn was accepted as a Page in the Ontario Legislation Goverment Sittings of Parliament
Cait has an awesome grade point average and just lately had been asked to submit a form for being a Page in Gov Bldg.......
Where all our Canadian Laws are made and the whole nine yards
YES yeah  I am so proud of her and I am so glad she has this opportunity in her life .....she has made it come true with all her hard work and being "Cait"
It is in Toronto for 3 to 6 weeks and they dont pay for accomadations but thats not my worry lol
I am getting very high angst over all of this as it means we will have to go to a big city where she and I ( not letting her go on own) will have to stay during this time ..........
I lived in Toronto many yrs ago and I am sure it is just as it was I am not worrried about it but am getting flack from her Paternal Grandma about going to a big city where there is nothing but danger and drugs ( ya  da ya da ) Cait would not have this opp if she were into the drugs for one lol
Grandma is beratting me and I wont let it find its way to hurting Cait
I have done just great I feel really with raising her and having her become the beautiful young woman she is (Cait works hard at her end believe me I could not be prouder) and because the G is on my case it is causing me to get high anxiety already which in turn will dampen this whole wonderful and worthwhile experience for her
 
nono  I want to tell G nicely no I am Mom and I have raised her with NO monetary nor emotional backing  from her til this last yr when she came into her life but I feel bad and know it will cause another rift .This is the only Grandma Cait has left so I feel somewhat sad that this is what is going to  happen
I got the "worries " big time last night and have not shared them with Cait and not sure if I want to but I just had to vent .........
Like I said I could not be prouder of her for HER acheivements and thats the whole thing they are HERS so needless to say I guess there will be more back to the boards with Granny and me
Keep us in your thoughts please
Take care and
Thanks for letting me vent away
lyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/15/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hugs Mom.

I hope it all works out for you two with minimal issues from G. I know your proud of your Cait as am I. BTW nudge her and yell at her cause she still hasnt told me lol. *BIG HUGS* Know I am here if you need to talk about it.
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   Posted 11/15/2006 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Great news! I hope Grandma can come around and support Cait as much as you do Lyn. What a great opportunity and I hope all goes smoothly...

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Howie, and Cait,
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hopeful82
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   Posted 11/15/2006 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow what a great experience that will be for her Lyn!! As for the grandma issues, just tell her politely that you appreciate her opinion and you'll keep it in mind. I had to learn to do that A LOT over the past year while I was planning my wedding, lol. Toronto certainly isn't a scary place, I've been there a few times and its just like any other city. You and Cait will be fine (which I know you know!)
Now, its a good thing Cait isn't a boy and isn't going to be a page for the US Congress... lol, then Grandma would REALLY have something to worry about :)
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bluemeanies
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   Posted 11/15/2006 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I was going to make a joke about the problems of being a page in the U.S. but looks like hopeful82 beat me to it. I think it is wonderful for your daughter. And she will be fine, especially if you are going along. I like the idea of telling grandma thanks for your opinion, I'll keep it in mind. Does your daughter want a job in politics? My son, who is 17, has decided he wants to be an architect. It can be so hard to watch them grow up and away. Try not to get too anxious about the trip or grandma.

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   Posted 11/15/2006 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lyn, just lifted the three of you UP in prayer. Cait is blessed to have a Mom like you and G, although annoying, is probably well-meaning. Just tell her that you understand how she feels, yada yada yada, and do what you - the MOM - need to do. Keep us posted.
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   Posted 11/15/2006 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
What wonderful news, congrats mum and cait....all power to you!!! lol yeah
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   Posted 11/16/2006 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
im so proud of you cait!! she is so wonderful, thats awesome! My heart is swelling with pride too for sis' so smart baby girl!!! I wish you the best as far as dealing with the big G :( but i know it will work out in the end. I luvs you and good thoughts are with you! hugs
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/16/2006 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all
Well I talked to my doc about this and basically he is of the same mind set of all of us ( is that a good thing lol) seriously this is an opportunity of a lifetime with this on her resume there is no stopping her and lets face it you need all you can get now a days
Cait can be anything and I have taught her that think outside the box maybe I live vicariously thru her because I didnt get the chance to think outside the box enough
( I raised my siblings then had to look after parents but she does and will acheive anything she wants...and has the parental backing )
I already caught a few nibbles on the US Senate lol ( hmm I dont think i said that right lol oh well ) even by own doc lol
Anyways her G is going to be told this is IN HER best interest and I will be with her all the way .
Cait is well known is community writes the local newspaper article ,teaches junior Sunday school if there is something she is involved
It makes my heart swell believe me when I have the backing of you and I know she does
not only in this but other things I have brought to you
all especially to have this experience is her dream now and I will not let anything come between it I feel she deserves it and G will have to understand I have protected Cait and loked after her all these years I am sure I can a few more
Thanks to everyone
Jon thanks for your input great to see you
 lil one she will
hopeful I know T.O is not bad lol.....
Nervy I agree
Blue Lol I got jokes all day yesterday
Wednesday and Sista shell thanks so much for being here for me once again
Hopeful migrainer .........thanks so much Prayers always work ..........
Thanks all
God Bless
Lyn


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normalsnofun
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   Posted 11/16/2006 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyn I talked to her last night and busted her for not telling me and then i told her how proud i was of her i think she mighta been glowing a lil.
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When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am..."
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/16/2006 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lil one
Wednesday you are so right this would have made mom prouder than a Peacock and I know she is looking down on Cait with tears of joy and pride
Love ya sis
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   Posted 11/16/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah Hi Lyn,
What wonderful news for Cait! I am a grandma too, and I can tell you that all I want in the world for my little ones is to grow up without the fears that plague me! Getting out in the world now at a young age, especially doing something that important like she's going to do, is probably the best defense against her ending up with this horrid disorder! I think if I had fought the tendencies to "stay home" and "stay where I'm safe", I would not have these problems now, or at least not to the degree that I have them. I think that it's normal for grandma's and even parents to worry, but it's the worst thing to pass that fear on to kids. I think you are doing the right thing not only by letting her do this, but also by shielding her from her Grandma's worries about it! (Can you tell that I was overprotected as a child? LOL). Big Kudos to both of you!!!!!

Hurray for Cait and Lyn!!!!!!!!!! yeah

Love,
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   Posted 11/16/2006 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyn,
You're a strong lady and you're gonna make it thru this like you have everything else! ;)
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   Posted 11/17/2006 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks my Bear I was worried about you and wondering where ya were ............love ya hun
sis



Sweetie.........I draw my strength from all of you' s
Thanks for your concern and nice compliment
Luvs ya
Lyn
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   Posted 11/26/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sweet Lyn,

Sorry to have worried you... I have been off for a bit due to my depression acting up as well as other health problems. I still feel like you are my family here, but I haven't been feeling up to sitting at the computer much lately. Hope all is well. I just stopped by to take a look and see how everyone is doing. Maybe I'll feel up to posting again soon... I hope so. Love to all!

Bear
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   Posted 11/28/2006 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Me too my Bear me too

Sent all Cait's stuff in talked to MP from this disrict seeing what they can do for her monetarily to help us out ......thats what they are there for IMO lol
Hoping to hear back very soon..........thanks for all the warm craing and loving support '
It means so much to all of us
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 11/29/2006 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Stay strong Lyn, you're doing the best you can and you're strong (((hugs))).  Welcome back Bear, I've missed you and I'm sorry to hear about the depression (((more hugs))).  Hope you both feel better soon.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/29/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks hun I will try ......
be well and take care
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 11/29/2006 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lyn, you should be quite proud of yourself for the way you have raised up Cait and for the strength you are showing in being the Mom. How is "G" taking things?

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   Posted 11/29/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Lyn my friend my best advice to you is you have done a great job with Cait and I'm sure she is mature enough in herself and in life to make the right choices.

So many people think that all of out addalesance are out for trouble or trouble will find them and that can happen anywhere no matter where you live. Cait has worked very hard to achive what she has in life and now it's time to show the world what she can do.

As a grandma I can understand how grandma is feeling but grandma and Cait will be fine. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and don't let anyone make you feel bad about the way you have raised Cait. She's a awsome girl/women.


(((HUGS)))
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you
YES she is awesome I am sooo Proud of her and yes I know I have done a good job with her BUT she also has worked her keister off ..teaching Sunday school , working with elderly ,writing the newspaper column and into every sport as well as keeping that high grade point average ........SHE HAS done that on her own yes with all of my support and she will always have that whilst I am here to give it to her...
I look at her in awe sometimes and remember back to when they laid her on me and she suckled for the first time and her " smell " you know that baby smell all their own,and I am full of this wonderful and most loving feeling ever.......She is my baby yet she is growing up ...and so wonderfully she is dead set against alcohol ( saw what it did to her father and nana ) and not into drugs .......Proud Heck YEPPERS
Thanks again all for your care and support thru this all
Much luv and all the best to you and yours as well
God Bless
Lyn
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