Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mother lives in the Netherlands, which means that we have to do most of our communication via phone and email. Even although I have moved very far away, we still are very close and we speak on the phone several times a week. She has visited me in the past, but it hasn't happened the last two years, so we really do miss her. I do tell the kids stories about her, but it is always better to see her in real life.


It is at times of birthdays and special days that I miss her even more than usual. She turned EIGHTY years old and I wasn't there. I wanted to do something special for her to celebrate though, so I sent her a big bouquet of roses with a card from the eight of us. That is a good thing about the internet, one can now go online today and have roses delivered in a different country tomorrow.


When I told the kids about oma's birthday and I told them I sent roses, Kate asked me in a puzzled voice 'Through the mail???! Wouldn't they get crushed??!' 'Um no... that is not quite how it works.' ^^

Anyway, happy birthday mom! and I hope you can come to visit some time soon. Although I know you don't like snow, so I expect it will be after the winter. In my new house :D
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1 comment:

Lisa said...

(((Hugs))) It's hard to miss those we love.