Home

   Log in or Register

Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Life in General
Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Son has emigrated
Jump To Page:  1  2 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by jdlovescamping on 31/1/2014 at 7:58am
View jdlovescamping's Profile View Profile  Quote jdlovescamping Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
jdlovescamping
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Abi Adventurer

Location: flintshire
Joined: 04/7/2010
Posts:   571
Site Reviews:   6
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   1
Just under an hour ago, our son left for a life in America. He has met an american girl and will get married in the next few weeks. Sitting here bawling my eyes out because I am going to miss him so much, but know he is going to have a good life. Letting go is the hardest thing to do.

Thanks for listening.

Julie

-------------
Wish I could go camping more and not have to work for a living!!!

Message posted by duffs54 on 31/1/2014 at 8:14am
View duffs54's Profile View Profile  Quote duffs54 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
duffs54
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Tentless boo hoo

Location: Eastrea
Joined: 25/6/2009
Posts:   857
Site Reviews:   14
Tent Reviews:   3
Gallery Images:   3
Aww Julie big hugs on the way, it would also break my heart if either of my two chose to do something like that.

Are you able to go to the wedding, I hope so xxx

-------------
Duffs54      


Message posted by Rob2011 on 31/1/2014 at 8:42am
View Rob2011's Profile View Profile  Quote Rob2011 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Rob2011
Avatar
Silver Member
Silver Member

Outfit: Abbey Vogue & Range Rover Evoque

Location: Dewsbury West Yorks
Joined: 14/6/2011
Posts:   178
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
Totally understand how you feel i hate it when mine go on holiday!!! However what an amazing opportunity an lifestyle, i wish i had done it years ago when my kids were younger as not sure where this country is heading in the future!
It will do you good to have a cry, keep your chin up an think of all the nice things in life your sone will have with his new wife, starting out is great feeling an very exiting.

Take care x

Message posted by sunshinetours on 31/1/2014 at 8:44am
View sunshinetours's Profile View Profile  Quote sunshinetours Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
sunshinetours
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit: Adria Altea 542DT

Location: SE UK
Joined: 08/5/2011
Posts:   1957
Site Reviews:   9
Gallery Images:   0
Make sure you can use things like Skype, whatsapp and such to keep in regular contact.
Hopefully you will be able to go and visit?

Tough time for you - plan some nice camping trips to take your mind off!

Message posted by Campernic on 31/1/2014 at 9:28am
View Campernic's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage  Quote Campernic Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Campernic
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Coleman Vango and Quechua tents

Location: 
Joined: 28/4/2013
Posts:   768
Site Reviews:   1
Tent Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   1
I know a little of how you feel. With so many kids around here heading off to Australia and Canada for work and the prospect that they'll probably not come back, I dread my two doing the same. Thank goodness for Skype, Facetime etc!

Message posted by jdlovescamping on 31/1/2014 at 9:46am
View jdlovescamping's Profile View Profile  Quote jdlovescamping Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
jdlovescamping
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Abi Adventurer

Location: flintshire
Joined: 04/7/2010
Posts:   571
Site Reviews:   6
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   1
Thank you everyone. I know I will be alright when I get used to it. Would never have asked him to stay and he will have an amazing life and have set up my skype so will be able to see him when I want. Not going to the wedding as they are having a quick justice of the peace wedding in order for his change of status to go through quickly and so he doesn't have to wait to work etc.

Everyone keeps saying "oh cheap holidays" but my OH and I haven't even got a passport yet. The last time we went abroad was 30 years ago lol. Our idea of cheap holidays is 8 per night!! We feel proud that we have brought him up to be independent and confident. When our daughter went to uni cried buckets then but I got used to it. She now lives in Bristol with a good job and eldest son has recently bought a house with his girlfriend a few miles away, so all in all, we think we have done a good parenting job. Kids eh? who'd have 'em.

Julie

-------------
Wish I could go camping more and not have to work for a living!!!

Message posted by Campernic on 31/1/2014 at 10:17am
View Campernic's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage  Quote Campernic Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Campernic
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Coleman Vango and Quechua tents

Location: 
Joined: 28/4/2013
Posts:   768
Site Reviews:   1
Tent Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   1
My sister and her family of 4 took themselves off to New Zealand maybe 8 years ago, with the intention of not coming back. It didn't work out for them so came back, but when she left I really thought I'd never see her again.

My Mum was distraught, but found that she spoke more to her on Skype etc than she ever did when she lived locally. My friend whose son is living in Australia is having the same experience. You'll probably find the same, you have more interaction with him than ever!

And start saving, maybe your son can help out with the cost of the trip if (or when) he is in a good job?

Message posted by iank01 on 31/1/2014 at 10:21am
View iank01's Profile View Profile  Quote iank01 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
iank01
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: Lunar Delta TI

Location: Worcestershire
Joined: 30/6/2004
Posts:   1341
Site Reviews:   2
Gallery Images:   2
I think he has made the right decision. I left the country of my birth at the tender age of 18 to start a new life in another country.

Message posted by LobeyDosser on 31/1/2014 at 11:36am
View LobeyDosser's Profile View Profile  Quote LobeyDosser Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
LobeyDosser
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit: 1997 Bailey Ranger 470 4

Location: Argyll Scotland
Joined: 28/12/2002
Posts:   7851
Site Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   3
I Emigrated to South Africa in my 20's. However life was not all the touristy and holidays that I was promised before I went and living and working there is very different from what we had been lead to believe.

I was there for 3 years and was quite determined to stay and make a go of it, but I came home to Scotland for a holiday and just never went back. Scotland had just too much more to offer.

So give your son a chance, things may go well for them both, but he will always have the option of returning to his roots once he has had the chance to see the American Dream as it really is.

-------------
Lobey.

Message posted by VWT4Transporter on 31/1/2014 at 11:43am
View VWT4Transporter's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage  Quote VWT4Transporter Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
VWT4Transporter
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit:  

Location: 
Joined: 21/4/2013
Posts:   212
Site Reviews:   2
Gallery Images:   0
My entire family emigrated out to Oz when I was too young to object. I hated the place from day 1 until I saved up enough to come back.

Best thing I ever did.

Message posted by weegmack on 31/1/2014 at 1:00pm
View weegmack's Profile View Profile  Quote weegmack Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
weegmack
Avatar
Silver Member
Silver Member

Outfit: VW Campervan with tiny toilet!

Location: Ayrshire
Joined: 24/3/2013
Posts:   172
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
Julie

I'm so sorry. I'm a mum of two girls (14 and 12) and I can't imagine what you're feeling right now. We just want what's best for them, don't we? But letting go - such a distance - must be just heartbreaking.

Thinking of you.
Gillian.x

-------------
weegmack

Message posted by path20 on 31/1/2014 at 1:01pm
View path20's Profile View Profile  Quote path20 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
path20
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit:  

Location: The North West
Joined: 31/8/2005
Posts:   841
Site Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   0
(((hugs))) Julie. It's so hard to let them go.

Message posted by VangoMan02 on 31/1/2014 at 1:47pm
View VangoMan02's Profile View Profile  Quote VangoMan02 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
VangoMan02
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit: Swift Challenger + Vango Tents

Location: Scotland
Joined: 18/5/2007
Posts:   2095
Site Reviews:   9
Tent Reviews:   5
Gallery Images:   3
I was offered a job in America about 20 yrs ago after travelling there back and forward with my job at the time.
It was the offer of a lifetime, great salary, help with housing, car etc.

I was all for it as was my son who was about 12 yrs old at the time.
My wife and daughter (17yrs) were not as keen.

We had already relocated with my existing job but at least we were still in the UK.

There was no point in taking the job if we all did'nt feel the same.

Its one of those things I still regret and if I was a young person with a trade/skills that were in demand and had no ties I would be off.

-------------
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand.
They listen with the intent to reply.

Message posted by Ewen c on 31/1/2014 at 2:07pm
View Ewen c's Profile View Profile  Quote Ewen c Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Ewen c
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit: Wichita twin.

Location: A Scot in Ireland
Joined: 22/8/2013
Posts:   340
Site Reviews:   2
Tent Reviews:   3
Gallery Images:   0
I left when I was 29, first to Lithuania for 12 years and then to Ireland. I intend returning to Scotland once the kids are grown up.
BeSt thing I ever did.

-------------
There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts.

Message posted by botty on 31/1/2014 at 4:40pm
View botty's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage  Quote botty Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
botty
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Outfit: caravan eccles moonstone 2012

Location: home
Joined: 12/5/2002
Posts:   1120
Site Reviews:   13
Gallery Images:   1
hi i no how you feel my daughter left home 9 years ago now to live with her boyfiend in scotland it was awfull at first i was the same cried all week but she as made a home now in scotland and they get married in 3 weeks we see her about every 3 month she either comes down or we go to visit it does get easier but i no how yu are feeling

-------------
s

Message posted by Barbie Girl on 31/1/2014 at 5:34pm
View Barbie Girl's Profile View Profile  Quote Barbie Girl Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Barbie Girl
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit: Eldiss Odyssey 534 & Hyundai Terracan

Location: Essex
Joined: 15/10/2012
Posts:   232
Site Reviews:   10
Gallery Images:   1
Oh bless...this is something I am expecting in 3 years time my son is studying japanese and when he completes his degree plans to live in Japan I wouldn't want to stop him but I will miss him

-------------
Wether you have a tent , folding camper, trailer tent , motorhome , caravan or anything else, if it's old, new , mega expensive or a bargain just get out there whenever and wherever you can and enjoy yourself

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
You need to log in or register

Jump To Page:  1  2
Quick Links - All Forums - Life in General - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook


3911 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Pensions Auto-enrolment

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews]  [Facebook]

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2014