19 November 2007

You put on the web cam and the mike and speakers to talk to your children halfway across the world. You see fuzzy pictures of them filling up the screen. You are so busy looking at them that words don't flow and the conversation becomes stilted. You can hear them and see them fuzzily. But that just makes you greedy for more--to reach out and touch them, to hug them and feel their arms around you.
I know that there are so many mothers like me across the world. But that doesn't make the longing any less. Funnily, you go on every day without really thinking about it. But you hear their voices and see them and it all comes back like a flood.
Well anyway, thank heavens for different ways to be a part of their lives, blogs, photographs and social sites!

6 comments:

ONEDIA said...

Oh! how eloquently you speak of the state of so many of us. You are such a jewel and a poet. Thanks!

O.

Shari said...

Isn't technology wonderful? And emails and web cams make it cheaper to communicate. I think it's better than writing letters.

I am sure you are waiting for the next five years till they are back.

ONEDIA said...

Morning, would like to invite you to take a look at the post at

http://lallalydia.blogspot.com/2007/11/making-connections-on-food.html

Which happens to be my daughter's blog. But she wrote a post about relationship between the curries of India and the Moles of Mexico as well as overall similarities to foods influenced by the Andalusian area of Spain.

You might find it interesting.

O.

Esbee said...

gentle hugs, my friend.

eve's lungs said...

That was lovely . Makes me fear for the future when my chicks will fly out .Hugs :)

LallaLydia said...

Ah, yes, the internet is a wonderful thing. Thank goodness for it, I say. When we finally got my husband's mother in Morocco hooked up with the same contraptions you mentioned, he became so much less homesick and happier- it's a small way to maintain a fairly constant connection with out loved ones, for sure. Just imagine how much more difficult it would be with out it! But for sure, I agree that it also makes you long to reach through the screen and drag your loved ones out of it to sit next to you, in your arms...