Hardest part of this whole thing????8:31 PM
Not having family nearby. I don't mean to sound bitter, but honestly I think deep down I feel a little bitter and a little jealous of those that have family living nearby or even in the same State, OR, country for that matter.
None of this is easy, but it's doable. And after doing it for so many years, you tend to grow a bit of a thick skin to some things, you kind of let it roll of your back and you push forward.
But let's be honest, it's much easier when you have your family nearby. When you can just go to your parents for dinner, or your parents come by just to say hi. Or you go out for the day with your sister in law and your nieces and nephews, or even being able to go to your in laws just to say hi.
Will it make you forget your husband is away?
Absolutely not, but it does help, I think it's times like these that I most feel the distance between me and my family back in South Africa. I try not to be jealous when I hear my brothers or sisters in law talk about how they went here or there, or saw my parents or whatever....but I'm human and I think I'm allowed to feel a little sadness and wonder what if, right?
So I'm not going to sit here and blab and blab and blab about this, matter of fact, this post is going to be short and to the point.
Enjoy every second you have with your loved ones, be thankful that your parents and siblings and aunts and uncles are just around the corner because many of us out here don't have that choice.