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 →

To my Daughter’s Father

Over the years, I don’t think it has ever crossed your mind what you have put our daughter through. It hasn’t been the distance or even the fact that I brought her back with me to my home country. It has been your absence, not so much physically, but mentally. She has had many questions... Continue Reading →

The Guilt Trip

When I purchased my daughter's airline ticket, she told her father she would be going  Greece for the summer. He asked her if she would be spending any time with him and she told she would for the week he would be off on summer vacation. He seemed to not like that much at all.... Continue Reading →

Christmas without family

The other day my daughter and I were at the mall and there was this lady with her children shopping. As her children were in the dressing room, she spoke on the phone loudly for all to hear. I thought the woman was going to have a nervous breakdown. Everyone in hearing distance just turned... Continue Reading →

About me updated

I have written and published many "about me" pages only to go back and hit trash a day later. It just seemed like anything I would write just didn't really explain to anyone who I was and letting a little bit about yourself out there for the world to read hasn't come easy. So I... Continue Reading →

Teenage Meltdown

Me and my daughter spend a lot of time talking. The deep conversations we have together are not only memorable but are also very intelligent on her part. She gets me thinking of things I would have never thought of during any topic of conversation. The other night, we were talking about a variety of... Continue Reading →

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