I miss my family. I truly do. It honestly sucks not being able to hug, snuggle and just hang out with my parents, siblings and their families whenever the mood strikes me. We miss out on so much!
Moving here to Missouri has been the first time since leaving Germany back in 2002 that we have actual family close by. I’m super grateful for that!
Pick up the phone today and call your family. Or better yet, write them an old fashioned letter telling them how much you miss them and share some highlights of your current life with them. Be sure to include some printed pictures because otherwise it’s only half as fun! With most of us using social media and texting via WhatsApp etc., we tend to forget how exciting it is to actually receive a real postcard or letter in the mail instead of just sorting through bills or the usual spam. I’m a big fan of handwritten letters and notes. I have an abundance of fountain pens. Those expensive ones from Lamy, that no American ever uses or possibly has never even heard of. I also love my disposable fountain pens by Pilot. (My heart skipped a beat when I discovered those at a local shop in Norman, OK.) The feel and smell of fancy-shmanzy paper brings me joy. Did I mention that I am a pen horder??? No, really! I still have pencils and pens back from my childhood days. I love them THAT much!
I’m planning a trip to the post office to send out some good old fashion snail mail. I encourage you to do the same! Let your family and friends know how much you love and miss them!
Here are some impressions on film of my gorgeous nieces TC and one of Tomo who came to visit us back in July of 2012. Developed and scanned by Indie Film Lab.