Instead of…

Instead of telling her what a wonderful young lady she turned out to be, he told her he was sorry that he wasn't there for her while she was growing up. Instead of spending that quality time with her in conversation about those lost years, he only gave her a few seconds to respond prior... Continue Reading →

She’s finally coming home

  My daughter is currently on her way home after being in Greece all summer. I am writing this from my hotel room, while waiting for her flight to come in . It has been a very long summer without my daughter, and I can't wait to see her. I know she will be different... Continue Reading →

His reply to my email

The reply to my email (you can read it here) was not at all what I expected, nor did it make any sense. Here is his reply: It is exhausting enough saying one thing to another person,  the other person understanding something different and then transferring it to a third person in a totally different... Continue Reading →

Disappointment takes away excitement

When my daughter first arrived in Greece, her father picked her up from the airport. She spent the day and night with him. When they arrived to his home, his girlfriend did not greet her well at all. In fact, she shook my daughter's hand and then went and sat on the couch where she... Continue Reading →

End of school year and vacation preparation

I’m so so sorry I have been absent from my blog. I have been extremely busy with my daughter. It’s literally been crazy with school year end, graduation and preparing her for her summer vacation. During this time of year, I am trying to get my daughter finished up with school. She usually starts dragging... Continue Reading →

Bloom where you are Planted

This was always a phrase that expats would use back in the day. It taught us that when you find yourself in a place where you didn't really choose to be, and then realized you were going to stay a while, you had to welcome the change with open arms. It taught us to learn to... Continue Reading →

Time Lost

I wonder what it is like to have a child and even though there is distance, to not even try to keep communication going. I often think to myself that when my daughter leaves and start her own life, I could never imagine not being in communication with her. I will email her, text her... Continue Reading →

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