The day arrives and you become a Auntie or Uncle

28 Oct

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Since I started my blog, there are very few times that I speak about myself in great details. Generally I speak about expat topics or challenges that expats face. But today I am going to speak about family.

The hardest thing about being a expat is being away from friends and family. But to be honest what is even harder is being away from nieces and nephews. We have two nephews, one niece and two god children.

When your a expat, it feels as though time stands still and when you go home everything is the same. But with children , you see how much they have grown up and you realize time has passed and what you are missing out on.

This week marked an important event- the birth of our first niece- Ivy. She is absolutely adorable, a slice of perfection and is the cutest. For the first time since arriving in the USA, I was sad that I wasn’t at home with my family celebrating that moment.

So with that all said, here are my top tips to embrace and be part of events back in your homeland.

As a expat you are walkways going to miss festive events- Christmas, Easter. weddings, births etc, so try these tips below:

Contact– make sure you have someone at home who can keep you up to date on what is happening and as the events unfold.

Presents– make sure that you feel present in the events by calling on Skype, sending picture and messages to those involve. Also send a gift and get them to un wrap the present while you are on the phone.

Make the effort- even though you don’t live in the same place or country make the effort and don’t forget your family and friends. Make the effort to email, message or skype.

Upon reflection and after some time, though I wasn’t there in person for the birth of niece. I was there in spirit. Also with today’s technology- email, facebook, mms, phone, Skype, I have been in contact and love getting Bro’s picture updates.

So todays blog is dedicated to our newest niece Ivy and her wonderful family.

Thinking of you all

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