Moving is difficult for most people. It involves transition, change and packing. We moved out of our culture to a different one, from the known to the unknown. Only Spring out of the family had done this before. We were excited and nervous.
When talking with a friend who moved across the US about her daughter's struggles with their move, I realized we weren't alone. Friendships don't happen overnight. One must find different ways to connect, and keep connections.
I for one am so thankful for Skype. I am also very thankful to my brother-in-law who ported my google number for me. Now with internet I can text my friends easily. It comes up as the same phone number that I've always used. Added bonus in a country where we pay per text, these are free/unlimited!
How do we connect to people in the States? Skype, What's App, Viber, and my ported Google number are my friends ;). I just talked with my mentor today and a friend I used to walk with texted me. I am blessed. The children Skype weekly with Lucianna who is the child advocate. They also are able to Skype with family, and friends.