Sunday, September 10, 2006

And On the Seventh Day She Rested

Yakira had her first Shabbat at home yesterday. Was really special.

Mrs Co.Il lit an extra candle for her and we blessed her just before Friday night dinner. Don't think it was as memorable for her - she slept for the most part.

Shabbat was a bittersweet occasion with the in-laws having to fly back to the States last night. Is hard for them to be so far away from their only grandchild and vice versa but that is part of the sacrifice we commit to for making Aliyah.

Similarly with my folks who now have a fifth grandchild they are away from and Australia is about as far away as you can get.

B"H for the internet, cheaper phone-rates and the like. Were this 1966, had we sent photos of our newborn in the mail, by the time they would have got there it would just about be her Bat-Mitzvah.


Anonymous ifyouwillit... said...

I hope your sleeping beauty had a good first Shabbat in her loving home. It was lovely to meet her and share her first weekend home with you guys.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Savta Anne said...

We might be far away geographically but we are right with you in spirit.
Thank G'd for the internet. I remember what is was like in the late eighties - snail mail took about 2 weeks

1:28 PM  
Blogger tafka PP said...

I think someone should write a prayer of thanks for Skype and cellphones: Can't believe we spent a significant time on Hach queueing for payphones and scribbling aerogrammes...

4:19 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

I know first hand how hard it is for grandparents to be seperated from their grandchildren!

Your parents are the only ones who will ever love your baby as much as you do!!!!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

IYWI - U2!

SA - This is true.

TAFKA PP - They indeed were the good old days. We would also call up the phone operator for the sport scores.

Kasamba - And possibly even more!

9:15 AM  

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