April 7, 2014

Monday Morning Gossip - Homesickness

I received a little surprise package from my mom and that's what was in there.
Sour apple rings (my absolute favorites) and grape sugar, literally.
No one understands this so I'd say it's glucose/dextrose.
You can still roll your eyes in amazement that you don't get me here...I have tried to find something close to it here in the US and have so far been very unsuccessful. Let's just call it sugar...to keep your levels and energy going. Love it right before a test or a heavy time of work that won't allow me to grab extra power aka fuel of some kind. Needless to say, it's an energy booster. 

Pardon the wrinkled green tablecloth and what not...but that's the only photo I took.
I took it and sent it to my mom to thank her.
What she doesn't know is that the second I opened the package and saw what was in it I started crying.
And the waterfall continued to stream down my face. 
I have no idea why this happened but it did.

I know I miss my mom, my friends, and places I love and all...
...it's not the first time that I have been away this long...
so, bursting into a heavy and almost unstoppable crying fest wasn't expected and certainly wasn't on my calendar today.

I guess I am more homesick than I let myself realize.
With technology so advanced these days it's a lot easier to stay in touch.W
ith free texts (hello iMessage, or even WhatsApp messages via wifi) it's certainly been fun.
Also, facebook and skype have helped to stay in touch.
It is never the same though.
It makes you feel close for a few seconds or minutes. You talk to a person and in a few seconds you get a response back. This makes it real, and feel so close. Almost intimate.
However, we are miles and a whole ocean and sea apart.

So, besides an interesting heat wave in Southern California (and enjoying it immensely) I am beyond homesick. It's been a great start into this week, really.

Happy Monday everyone!!!


P.s. Linking up with Monday Morning Gossip with Leeann and Kimberlee


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw how sweet of your mom! I'm sorry your homesick. I can't even imagine how tough it must be. When do you get to go back for a visit?

Thanks for linking up!

Unknown said...

Aw sorry you're feeling home sick :( My mom still sends me "care packages" even though I haven't lived at home in 10 years lol but it is nice to get those boxes filled with goodies that remind you of home.

Thanks for linking up :)

Lin said...

Sucks about feeling homesick. I can't imagine how hard it is to be away from the one's you love. Especially since I pretty much see my parents everyday and there are days when I'm like, ok, that's enough haha.

Those green sour rings are the best! I have this thing where if I stop to put gas in the car, I have to go inside and buy some of those and gummie bears :)


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