To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I miss this face!

I miss him......badly.

I dunno. Is it supposed to get easier? Alex has been gone for 20 months and, except for those 2 weeks I spent with him in Taiwan, I've been existing mostly on emails and the occasional phone call. That's really tough on a mom or 媽媽 as he calls me. Megan is great in that she drops in snippets of his life on her blog, but it's just not the same as seeing him and talking with him in person. Do I want him to come home? Well, no, or yes. I don't really. I know he's doing well and that he's on an extraordinary adventure so I don't want him to come home for me because that's just silly. I just wish he weren't so far away so I could see him easier, but that's the mom part. You know what it really is? He's all grown up and not my little boy. I miss my little boy, but oh, how I love this young man.


  1. that is definitely a cute face to miss! i do not look forward to the "leaving" part of being a mom. i suspect that is far worse than the "being needed 24/7" part.