At some point of every day I find myself standing in my daughter's room and wishing she were here.
Finding and establishing a support network is paramount to a long distance parent. Part of finding support is knowing that you are not alone. These posts are the personal experiences of other long distance parents.
There are many, long distance parents going through some of the same things you and your kids are experiencing. Reading about the personal experience of other long distance parents can provide an immediate sense of support. You are not alone! That single realization was maybe the most important realization for myself, and for many other long distance parents.
These posts all describe the experiences of long distance parents. There are international long distance parents, long distance parents who are surprise parents, moms, dads, and long distance parents who share their emotional journey. Aside from the posts themselves, the comment threads are also often active with other long distance parents sharing their own experiences.
And it was then that I realized that he and she have adapted to this whole distance family thing. They are cool with it and they are adept at keeping those relationships alive. I taught them that. What a proud moment in distance parenting.
He gasped with excitement and ran to sharpen one right away, even though he needed to get in bed soon. He carried the phone with him the whole way, talking about how neat the pencil was and what he was going to write with it.