12.13.2008

113 (One hundred and thirteen)

Until my brother arrived on Thursday, it had been been 113 days since I'd seen a member of my family (besides Eric and Anna of course). I didn't think I was homesick. I was wrong.

Yesterday my brother and I spent over an hour sitting at the restaurant at the Panama Canal watching as a huge Celebrity cruise ship passed through the Canal. Seeing hundreds of Americans standing all the around the ship waiving to us as we on land waived back, I couldn't help but have twinges of sadness. And then today, it just hit me. I miss my family. I miss my mom and dad. I miss my siblings. I miss my nephews and my niece... I miss seeing them grow and learn new things... I miss being there on the weekends for family get togethers and barbeques... I miss everything about them. 113 days and counting.

8 comments:

Mara said...

Hi Lindsey, Hang in there. I know exactly what it's like! I find hugging the kids helps.:) That and a bit of chocolate and a Skype call home...

Sarah said...

It just hits you sometimes, doesn't it? Out of nowhere... Yes, hang in there, you're doing great! (And only another month and a half till you see them all again!) :-D

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

I'm so happy your brother came to visit :) and hang in there you'll see your family soon. Hugs!!!

Kristy said...

aww i know what you mean. i was in germany for 3 years and it was very hard. hang in there and try to keep busy.

gmistudio said...

Hi Lindsey, i know , i know what it is, i live in MA,usa and my family in south america, they visit me one time a year, and is hard, but what i can do ?? my family( my kids and my husband ) are here and we are together, and is the most important thing.

Christina said...
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Christina said...

Lindsey- Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you for your sacrifice for the work of God's great commission. Y'all went where HE called you to go. Your fighting the good fight! Now, grab a coke and some chocolate ;0)

Mindy said...

Linds! I know I'm a bit emotional right now with a little guy brewing inside, but your note brought tears to my eyes. I think of you every day, my love. I can't even imagine what you are going through taking care of your family every day. Chad had such a beautiful visit with you; only wish we could have been there as well. Next time, for sure! Thinking of you and love you dearly, Mindy (and Hailey and Chad).