abroad or family
February 12, 2012 2:18pm CST
I have been away from my family for 2 years now. Thanks to the innovation of technology, I still get to communicate with them effectively, seeing them do the usual routines, letting them explore my place through video calls, hearing their familiar voices, not missing any special events. Though it is possible to communicate with them everyday, the feeling of being with them and actually hugging them makes the difference. Seeking for greener pasture, like me, only means sacrificing my family's presence. It means missing them always and wishing you were with them especially on very special moments and even during crisis. Now I am only wishing for that one day where I will get hold of my plane ticket back home with an extra surprise for my loved ones. It surely would be a fantastic and memorable moment indeed.
12 Feb 12
thank you carolbee. my family has been very great to me. they've been always there and never left me especially at my worst. i missed our talks, laughs and everything we do. that's why i always pray to give them more time here on earth as i still have many plans for us. thanks for the warm welcome. :)
16 Apr 12
i understand how you feel. i also got a relative who is now in abroad. its also not easy for the ones left behind. missing them, worrying about their safety in a foreign land, i had experienced it all. it sometimes making me wish that we were rich and that no family member has to leave for greener pastures.
26 Feb 12
I think that it is great that you feel confident enough to move abroad without your family, however I don't feel as though I would ever be able to do the same thing as you. If you feel as though you are able to live without them then that is fair enough, but I see my family literally every day, and this means that there is no way that I would be able to live without them personally. If I had children I would never take them away from the rest of their family because it is important for them to be able to grow up around people who love them.