It’s Day 15 of the 31 Days in the Life of a TCK series! Welcome! You can find more info on the series here. Don’t forget to subscribe!
The ones you can call in the middle of the night?
The ones you can walk over to for a spontaneous chat?
The ones you can be quiet around and still be understood?
The ones who make you laugh?
The ones who know things about you you’re not when aware of yourself because they grew up with you?
The ones who help you in the small and big crises life can bring?
You might be able to just walk over to your friend or call at no cost.
Well, TCK friendships are often a bit harder.
We travel a lot and friendships normally have an expiry date.
Far too soon you or the other person mögt away and friendship has to be redefined.
Quite often I discover a desire inside of me to be near my friends.
But where are they?
I don’t always have money to fly around the world and attend a friends wedding.
I first have to think about time difference before I call a friend to tell her good news. When I need a shoulder to lean on, a distant face on a computer screen just isn’t the real deal.
Friendships change so quickly.
As the quote says I sometimes feel like my part is ripped into pieces; everywhere I plant myself I leave a piece of my heart behind with beloved people.
And the more I move the more I yearn for these pieces far away.
But it works.
It’s still worth it planting myself in new places and discovering wonderful new friends. And the scarce time I get to spend with dear friends virtually is still a blessing.
Especially since we know that far away won’t last forever.
One day we will all be together and our hearts will be whole again.
How do you live friendships with people far away?
4 thoughts on “[31 Days] Day 15 Away”
O yes, technology is a big help. And eventually when we're all rich we can just fly in for tea, right? 🙂
I recently was featured on Communicating Across Boundaries with the same topic, what technology can or cannot do for our nostalgia. Here's the link in case you're interested: http://communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com/2014/09/25/what-a-computer-screen-can-and-cannot-do-for-our-nostalgia/
Yes, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the different blogs! I can only read a tiny bit of them, and sometimes it's good to catch up with one series at a time. Thanks so much for visiting, Liz!
I hear you, sister! So hard! Grateful for modern technology that at least closes the gap a little bit, but it's still not the same!
Caught up on all your posts today! Love hearing your perspective and your experiences.