They say that having a kid is like watching your heart run around outside of your body.
I don’t have any children myself, but I can see how that could hold true.
What, then, is it like to know that your heart is not only outside your body, but a long, long way away? What’s it like to be apart like that, and how does it happen?
These anonymous parents tell all.
10. 2,000 miles away
That’s a long, long way to go.
9. It’s about the timing
It’s also not their business.
8. The excitement!
Time to visit grandma.
7. Up the chain
Well this is certainly an unexpected reversal.
6. The Summer days
Such a long time to wait.
It makes the heart change in ways, that’s for sure.
4. Flaking out
What if I don’t just take myself down, but her as well?
3. Face time
How do you explain it to them? How to you reach them through that distance?
2. The life
“She deserves everything I never had.”
1. Full time
You can’t help anyone until you can help yourself.
It’s never easy to be apart, even when you know it’s for the best. Here’s to everyone struggling with this right now, you’re shouldering a burden that few others would understand.
Have you experienced something like this? Either as a parent or a kid, recently or in the long past?
Tell us about it in the comments.