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Being away from someone you love is hard enough. Imagine living over 1500 miles away? I surely can and I do. Over four years ago, my husband and I along with our children moved to Florida. We were drawn to the beautiful weather year round. I bet you can’t blame us. If you have been here then you can certainly relate. I guess you can say we needed a change in our lives. After my dad passing, things were not the same anymore. For us, we needed some happiness.
We left behind my mom and the rest of our family. It hasn’t been easy since we don’t see them often, but our journey to Florida was to hope that our families would soon follow one day.
It was in 2013 when I received a call that my mom was hospitalized because of a blood clot. After some testing, my family also found out she had cancer. I immediately took a flight back home. This news was devastating to me. When I arrived at the hospital and seen the condition my mom was in, my heart dropped (as you can imagine). After lengthy tests, it was announced that my mom had stage 4 lung cancer. I was able to spend some alone time with her before I flew back home but leaving her in this condition wasn’t easy.
My mom agreed to receive chemotherapy treatment for her cancer. It was something that all of her children discussed with her. At this point, it’s all about the quality of life left in her and for us to make it as comfortable as possible. We needed to know as a family that she has the strength to make it through these treatments. Needless to say, my mom is taking it one day at a time and is in remission.
In between her treatments, she got the clearance to fly and was able to spend time with me here in Florida. It was a wonderful visit! When she left to fly back home we were all in tears because I never knew if I was going to see her again.
Things have changed in the last year with my mom. Along with still having cancer, she is unable to walk and get around like she was used to doing. You see, I’ve always looked at my mother as being a “stern”woman, a go getter, a person that doesn’t give in easily. I’ve always admire her for having a strong mannerism and the fight to keep going. For me, I wish that I could do more for her.
So, when your miles away from someone you love the next best thing of you being there is sending them encouragement messages through the new, one of a kind product called CloudPets™.
CloudPets™ is a stuffed animal toy that can send your voice messages through a free downloadable Android or IOS App. It’s designed to retrieve and send messages to and from the ones you love. Since my children miss their grandmother dearly, this is a special gift that my mom can use to receive the kids encouraging messages. No matter how far apart we are, my children can always pick up their android devices and send her an instant message. The best part is I can set up the parental controls and not have to worry. it’s easy enough for my mom to do at home. Once the message is sent by my children, she will be alerted by the red heart blinking. That indicates that she has a message. It’s simple enough for her to press the blue button to hear the message or the red button to send one.
Even though my mom is home now, she continues to have many appointments for her medical condition and I never know when is a good time to call or if she is resting. When I was at Walmart the other day, I came across the pallet display of CloudPets™ and knew immediately that is would be a great gift for her.
We all know how fast life changes. Being away from my mom during the time she needs us the most can be stressful. Not being able to see or hug her when we want can be heartbreaking for me and the kids. Granted, I can pick up the phone and call her everyday but my kids don’t have that ability (well without help of course). Having a lovable way to communicate with the kids has brought a smile to her face and mine as well. It’s something that they can easily do on their own as they create these wonderful memories together.
When using CloudPets™ we also send messages to my mom and let her know how the kids are doing in school. The kids love “reporting” in to their grandmother on how their day was. It’s a fantastic way to communicate and to tell that special someone that I miss you.
Next time your at Walmart, head over to the front of the store near the registers and pick up one of these cute CloudPets™ characters on display or pallet. You can choose from the Bunny, Kitty, Teddy Bear, Puppy and Walmart’s exclusive Unicorn. Be sure to grab three AA batteries that are needed for your new CloudPets™. Currently, CloudPets™ are available in selected Walmart stores but will be available nationwide soon.
Click this link for a complete CloudPets™ tour and to find out how they work: How CloudPets™ work!
My children love sending their Nana messages and I know she loves to receive them too!