This picture was shot during the time I felt so bored and homesick in my room during my day-off, using my mobile phone I took an angle shot showing my landline phone and computer monitor with my kids’ picture. I also put some catchy quote I got from the internet stating “The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care” quite timing right.
Being apart from my family for one (1) year was indeed a difficult situation especially if you’re so close with one another. How will you handle yourself the moment you want to go home but it’s not possible because you’re knotted with contract and you must finish it, how about you if want to hug and kiss them (family) before they go to sleep or you want talk with them (family) without disturbing their siesta time; it’s hard right? I been working for almost 6 years far far away from my family, I left my older son at the age of 5 and now he’s 11 year-old and I’m counting the years I’m with my family starting from the day I worked abroad, guess how many year? Sadly, it was not even a year; it was just a six months.
Just for the sake of being a good provider and responsible father to my family, I sacrificed working miles miles away from them. I do have a choice to work in my country, but I cannot bear to see how miserable my family will be, if my salary is less than $150 or P5,000 every 15th and 30th days of the month.
I don’t regret with my present situation right now because I know that my wife is taking good care of my kids and were extending our hands to the needs of my wife’s parent and mine as well. During my day-off which is every Friday, I have enough and quality time to video chat my kids and my wife, all day. Aside from video chatting, I usually call them on their mobile and good news, some of the communication networks here in my place were providing a budget calls, and that’s a big help.
Nowadays reaching your family and friend from a distance is no longer a problem, we have a lot of mean to communicate with them. Thanks to all the smart people who invented internet, mobiles, laptops, and blogs.
When blogging became common habit to most of us who want to share their experiences, thoughts, opinions and talents; understanding different cultures and learning are no longer difficult, everybody wants to share their stories and everyone wants to read it, just like me. keep on sharing 😉 by the way, I love the place and my work right now, I don’t ask for more, I’m contented where I belong and just like you I still have more stories and experiences to share.