We live in a day and age where we are just one click away from loved ones. I understand its definitely not the same as being in physical presence and contact with loved ones, but it definitely makes life a little bit easier and distances a little more bearable.
I see my mother as often as three times a week, depending... She lives between Egypt and U.A.E, and I currently live in the good ol' U. S. of A. as you all should know by now. ( really you didn't know, well now you know... read my profile. It's like two lines, c'mon!)
I definitely still miss her, I still yearn for curling up next to her under a thick blanket ( in winter!) on our living room couch, in-front of a TV screen that's never off, yet never watched( Egyptians have this tendency to keep TV's on forever. If you ask them why they'll say, to feel there are people around, or for company. It's true!)
I miss her cooking which, I always ask about in our conversations. Sometimes I make her bring the dish up to the web-cam so I could see it up close.( there's nothing like your mother's food, even if she's not a great cook. Though my mom is definitely a great cook) I miss her smell, I miss her hand squeezes, I even miss her tears. Happy tears to share and sad ones to wipe out and comfort.
I don't think I could've lived away from her if we weren't living in this day and age. My husband told me they used to have a wake for Irish people when they left to America in the olden times.
God I'm so grateful.
I do listen to this song from time to time ( I can't listen to it often though, I start bawling whenever I listen to it, sometimes it's good to cry your eyes out though, if you know what I mean, and that's when I need to listen to it... No worries it doesn't happen a lot)
Wow, look at my stray thought... I was actually blogging to tell you about this:
For some time now I started doing this thing where I send right now pictures of the girls and special "nows" ( I know it's not a word!) in our lives to loved ones.
So for what it's worth I am sharing a right now with you from this morning, after all, you are loved ones, aren't you? *wink*
Have lovely mornings, evenings and afternoons.
A few hours later... right now::
My first attempt at a no knead bread.