Friday, April 24, 2009

Alone again

Naomi, Eyal, Dean --
It has been a good year. Six weeks staying with my grandsons in their Sydney home; and now five weeks being near them while the family was in Israel.
We had good times together.

Here Dean had just found a hedgehog quill while we explored the woods.

Early this morning they headed off into the sunrise, back to Australia, back to the other side of the world. Goodbye dear Dean and Eyal, shalom sweet Naomi and Guy. . .
God, why did you have to make the world so big?!


CathM said...

Ah - it sounds (and looks) like you had a wonderful visit with your family. Well, thank God for the internet and phone, hey (since he did make the world so big:)?

Leora said...

Your family is precious. Too bad indeed they have to live so far from you. Thanks for sharing, especially the one with you and the two boys.

Sara said...

How wonderful to have been able to spend so much time together as a family, on both sides of the world...but I know you will miss each other's company. As CathyM said, thank God for internet and phone!

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is worse....watching someone leave or doing the leaving. Sweet family

jeannette stgermain said...

I guess you live in the middle of your kids! I feel for you!
I deal with a son living in China although he is not married (yet). Fortunately, my 2 daughters live a 7 hour drive away. Still far, but at least i do get to see my grandkids more than once a year.

Keep up your spirits, Dina!
Thank you for my concern yesterday with those earthquake jolts!

Reader Wil said...

Ah Dina!! I know exactly how you feel. Saying good- bye is heart rending, no matter how long you have been together. The world is too big for us. Your younger grandson has your eyes! You've got a wonderful family. Shabbat Sjalom, Dina!

Erin said...

it is hard to believe how quickly the weeks have flown seems like just a bit ago you were letting us know they were coming to visit.
glad that you had a good time with your family ^..^

raphaelleae said...

Hello beautiful Dina

Arent the children beauties, you will be united again sooner than you think.

As far as the preceeding post goes well I loved that sculpture of love to view the sky
after all love is the only window that does open to the sky.

have a beautiful day.

Cloudia said...

This post brought tears to my eyes, Dina.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us.

Yaelian said...

Lovely pictures,your grandsons are so cute! I hope you'll have a chance to see them soon again...

Anonymous said...

Parting like this is one of the hardest things. You look. Tears come. Your mind races. And a week later you are still seeing them everywhere. Life is like that.

JM said...

Glad to know you had a great time with your family. Wish you'll be together again soon.

Dina said...

Catherine and Sara, yes of course, you're right. Thank you for reminding me of how hard it was in the pre-e-mail era.

Leora, thanks for understanding.

PA, right. But even worse I hate to be leaving and have to go into the airport with tears.

Jeannette, China! Oi, somehow that sounds even further away than Australia.

Thanks Wil. I know you have the same situation. Neh neh, what to do . . . ?

Hi Erin, yes, time runs by too fast.

Shalom Raphaelleae, really? Do you know something I don't? I hope you are right!

Cloudia, I guess this post saw the light of day exactly for that--sharing a tear with a blogger-sistah or -bruddah.

Yaelian, toda. Gam ani mehava!

Abe, ain't it the truth! You say it so well. Wish I could borrow your strong shoulder to cry on at times like this.

Thanks JM. Yes, I should think more about the good times instead of the good-bye. I'll try, OK.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you really are lucky to have had your family close to you for so long, especially since you live in different parts of the world
down under is a far away place to be

Robin said...

Sending an extra good thought your way, and your grandchildren's way too. My own kids always take it very hard when they have to say goodbye to their grandparents, and it isn't any easier on the grownups either.

Dina said...

Hi Maria. Yeah, you know just how far it is. Yes, now I'm starting to count the blessings.

Shalom Robin, thanks so much for your support.
How great to have blog-friends out there.

Meead said...

You are not alone Dina. See how many friends of you visit you every day.

Dina said...

Oh Meead, you are right. I should change the title of this post.
Actually this post made me realize how much I need and appreciate the blog-friends.

Ann said...

Really lovely photo of you and the kids.

Regina said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely family..Shalom.