MSN, Facebook, email, cheap international phone calls -- all of these are making your absence bearable, and even kind of fun.
Every morning I hop out of bed at about 6:00 AM and connect to MSN, an application that I installed to communicate with you. I just can't wait to get the news of the day that you experienced while I was sleeping.
Still, I get mixed up:
- Have a great day honey!
- Mom, I'm going to bed!
-How was your voice lesson?
-Mom, that's tomorrow!
Why can I still not get that straight after all of these years? Maybe because I never had to apply the time zone difference to one of my children.
Anyway, all of the means of communication at our disposal make exchanging information and getting news so easy -- and the immediacy of it is reassuring.
I know what you're doing at practically every moment of your American life.
But nothing can tell me what you're thinking when you're sitting in a car, sipping a Starbuck's caramel macchiato, and watching the Washington State world go by.