Many of us have family and loved ones who are overseas – working, emigrated or part of a global, multi-national family. I guess we’re starting to wonder when we might see them again. Some experts are saying that it maybe 12-28 months before many borders are re-opened and safe for overseas travel. Maybe it just simply won’t be the same again; no more just hopping on a plane and jetting off at the drop of a hat.
It’s hard to think that many wonderful occasions like big birthday’s, weddings, engagements and Christenings will have to have a few absent friends missing from the table. All of a sudden, the world has become a much bigger and more dangerous place. It feels almost like we’re about to take a step back 50-60 years when foreign travel was less common, more expensive and not so easy to do. Now that’s real social distance! Perhaps it’s something we’ll all have to get used to?
Absence does make the heart grow fonder and we should all think about our loved ones overseas and hope they stay safe and well. Reunions can wait. Until then, why not keep in touch daily… there’s a Moment for every moment. So, there’s no need to feel apart, even if you are.