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magistramarla
01-06-2012, 10:33 PM
Hi Everyone,
There's more excitement in the family! My son-in-law, Tyler, came home on Thursday with orders to Germany.
They will be moving to Ramstein AFB in June.
Meghan is nervous and excited. It will be really great for Ryan. He's two, and just starting to really chatter. He'll probably pick up German very quickly and easily.
I'm excited, too. This will give us a great reason to get over there and tour Europe sometime in the next three or four years.
Hugs,
Marla

steve.b
01-07-2012, 02:33 AM
the life of a travelling grandparent.

Saysusie
01-07-2012, 08:04 AM
Marla;
How wonderful for you and your daughter and her family! This is great news and will provide so many wonderful opportunities! WooHoo

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

magistramarla
01-07-2012, 08:54 PM
Tyler's Mom is having a hissy fit. Meg heard from his Dad that years ago, when the Dad got orders to Germany, she made him turn it down. She was way too afraid to do something like that. Now she's really angry that Tyler and Meg are willingly going, and taking Ryan to a foreign country.
On the other hand, our entire family is overjoyed about their new adventure. Jeff & I, and all of Meg's sisters and brother are already starting to plan trips to Germany now.
We've always raised our kids to be open to new adventures, and to seize every opportunity at travel.
It will definitely be a maturing experience for Meg and Tyler.
Hugs,
Marla

steve.b
01-07-2012, 11:45 PM
....We've always raised our kids to be open to new adventures....

this is such an opertunity.
they are lucky to have the option.

we step out of our comfort zone every day, with this disease.
others need to take this leap of faith.

i have encouraged all of my family to step out.
it makes us stronger, and better people.

and you will enjoy the extra options it opens as well.

Saysusie
01-08-2012, 07:11 AM
"Tyler's Mom is having a hissy fit. Meg heard from his Dad that years ago, when the Dad got orders to Germany, she made him turn it down. She was way too afraid to do something like that. Now she's really angry that Tyler and Meg are willingly going, and taking Ryan to a foreign country...."

I don't know, maybe it's me, but this sounds quite selfish to me. This opportunity is not about her, it is about your daughter, her husband and their child...am I looking at this the wrong way? Just sounds very "ME" directed when "ME" is not in the picture at all. "ME" should be happy for them (as you are) and make appropriate adjustments in order to enjoy their success (as you and your family are doing). I do hope that Tyler does not allow this to sway him!

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

magistramarla
01-08-2012, 02:42 PM
SaySusie,
Yes, you nailed it there. Tyler's Mom is a very selfish person and so is her mother. My girls have been a bit dismayed when confronted with in-laws who think very differently than their own free-wheeling parents. It has made them appreciate us - tee hee.
Unfortunately, Grandma lives very near where they are now stationed. We are very glad that they are going to be living far away from ALL family influences. It will be a good chance for them to establish themselves as a couple and as a family. Meg is the baby of our family, so it will do her some good to have to mature as a wife and mother. Tyler will be able to mature away from his smothering family. His Mom may be surprised at the different young man who returns in a few years.
This is the way we roll as a family - push them out of the nest, let them make their own decisions and suffer their own consequences, but always let them know that we love them and we're here for them when they need us. It seems to have worked - they are a stubborn, independent, intelligent bunch of young people who love each other and their parents a lot. We're proud of all five of them.

And I can't wait to visit Germany!!!
Hugs,
Marla