Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yesterday, Rob & Lorena flew to Stockholm. Mike got the call saying they arrived tired but safely. I've promised myself that I'd be happy for them......and I truly am. Rob likes his job with the State Department, he loves to travel & his stay in Sweden will be a great experience for his family. It'll even mean Mike & I will hopefully travel to Sweden at least yearly.

So......
Why did I cry when jogging yesterday morning?
Why did I cry when saying the blessing on our food Sunday night?
Why did Amy & Brittany call me crying, Monday night; and then I started to cry?
Why did I cry when I called Rob to wish he & Lorena a safe trip yesterday?

TEARS pop into my eyes; I breath deeply and tell myself, "It's okay, it's a great opportunity, all our children are employed, I can deal with the separation of mother from adult-child. I remind myself that I am grateful for the different modern forms of communication like: cell phones, computers with cameras, e-mail and gchatting! (How did our ancestors leave their homes & family?)

Sweden is almost 5,000 miles from Utah, a fight to DC seems to take all day but to Sweden it's a minimum of 16 hours and 20 minutes! DC is two hours ahead of us but Sweden is 8 hours ahead of us.
I also ponder how Mike & I will keep our family close in-spite of the miles? 
(SUGGESTIONS appreciated.)

4 comments:

  1. Well I'm sure glad that I don't make you cry. :)

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  2. How to make our family close despite the long miles apart? Hmmm . . . thank goodness Skype was invented and that we have email. Also, can someone please win the lottery so that we can afford to go to all of these places?

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  3. You can fly us all to Sweden on a yearly basis. I think that will solve all problems! :)

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  4. You are all such a cute family and have done so good at staying in touch!!! I don't think any of you will have a problem staying in touch:) It was fun to see you guys tonight!!!!

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