What could be worse than missing someone you care about? Let’s face it: it’s hard to be apart from the one that you love. Whether it is a husband, wife, mum, Dad, grandparent, child or best friend. Don’t just say “I Miss You” but show them that you’ll see them “Beary Soon” with sayitwithbears. It’s easy to understand that you do not quite feel like yourself ‘til the two of you are together once more.
Use Technology to be Together
Today there are more ways to connect than ever before. If your husband is in the military or your daughter is in college, you can use Skype or FaceTime to chat with them. You can see their face and see them laughing, right as they do it. It is almost like being with them in the moment. While it is not quite as good as visiting together on the back porch, using technology like this can bring some comfort to the two of you for the moment. If you are new to technology then ask a friend or family member to show you how to use it or even to sit with you during the first time you try using it
Be a Little Old Fashioned
When is the last time you got a letter in the mail? If you miss someone, it is a wonderful feeling to get a letter or fun card from them. Try to get into the habit or writing back and forth. You can send photos of each other to share parts of your daily life. While technology makes a lot of this instant, the lovely thing about using “snail” mail is that you can hold it and carry it around with you. You also can create a scrapbook out of it once they’ve come home.
Remember the Special Moments
One of the biggest challenges people face when they aren’t together is not spending birthdays, holidays or other special moments together. It is very hard to be expecting a child and know that your husband is working overseas and won’t be home until after the baby is born. Or that your grandchildren will celebrate their 7th birthday and you aren’t able to travel home to be there to celebrate the day with them. Giving personalised bears can make anyone smile. It also is a wonderful way to show someone that you care about them. Best of all they can cuddle and carry around the bear and remember your thoughtful sentiments and good wishes.
Show How You Feel
Don’t simply say you care. Take the extra step to tell them how and why you care. If you send them a treat, don’t send them something you pick out quickly. Choose something you know they specifically will like. Send them their favourite flowers or a CD of music from your first date together. Choosing personalised bears is an ideal way to do so, as they will instantly notice that you took the time to show your feelings for them.
Missing someone is not easy. In today’s world there are many reasons that we are apart. You may be in the military, college, school, working abroad or living in a different part of the world. But with a little time and effort you can show that you are where it really matters, you are always there in their hearts.