Mama’s visit, or: Finally❣️

My 2nd monotetra

Today, my Mom comes to visit ~
She frequents when events permit;
Though far apart, we are tight-knit
Soon, we shall sit; soon, we shall sit...

My mother’s visit

Due to COVID-19, and, more recently, the eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza, my mother (who lives in the USA) has been unable to visit us for nearly ~1.5 years.

Today, I’m off to the airport to pick her up!

65 thoughts on “Mama’s visit, or: Finally❣️”

  1. That’s a long time not to be able to see your mum David, must have been tough?! Hope that ye enjoy your time together for however long that is! 😁😁😊😊🤞🤞

    1. Yes, it has been a long time – COVID screwed up a lot of people’s lives in many different ways…

      My Mom’s at my apartment now (we just got back from the airport)!

      1. Yes, it surely has! Caused an awful lot of pain! ☹️And changed the landscape forever!

    1. It was always very hard for my mom to be living in the USA away from her parents and sisters in Israel. Now it is hard because I am here, while my brother still lives in the USA.

      1. I am so glad to hear she still has your brother nearby. That always helped me, knowing my parents had my oldest brother and his wife and kids nearby.

        Mum missed us like crazy though, as I am sure your Mom does you & your family too. We used to go home once a year (from NL to NZ) and Mum and Dad came over a few times and Mum came over alone twice to be there for my girls’ births. Family meant so much to her. She even risked losing her job one time to go and be there for one of my girls being born.

        Now, I hate to think about my girls moving far away from me. I moved the furthest away possible 😅. On the other side of the world. I find it heartbreaking being so far away from my sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews. Dad lives in Europe now, so that’s easier.

        We always said we would move to NZ at some point. I never thought Mum would die so young. But recently I realized that having that living intensely together for 4 weeks or more a year was so special too. She loved my girls (and my husband and I) deeply.

          1. I think it hurts deeply no matter how young or old our parents die and how long we have with them. You too were so young to lose your Dad. And I can feel the pain of you missing him in your posts about him.

            I always think I am so blessed to have had a Mum who lived her life to the fullest and left us knowing how deeply she loved each one of us. She loved so many and did so much in her 59 years.

            I miss her terribly, and feel that sadness deeply when I watch other Grandmas with their grandkids and daughters, but I am ever so thankful for those years we did get with her.

  2. Enjoy every minute of your time with her, David! 💙 I was happy to finally see my sisters. I’m hoping to see older child sometime this summer.

          1. I would love to visit the UK in August but I won’t book flights unless they change the quarantine rules!

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