(PICTURE: Huyen in her traditional Vietnamese pajamas skyping with me.)
One night in Wildwood my father let out a frustrated plea: "Why don't you come home already?"
As great as my parents have been about me living abroad, they obviously wish I was closer to home. I have no doubt it is tough on them but I also know they want me to do what makes me happy.
Last night -- in an attempt to make things slightly easier on them this year -- I downloaded Skype and installed a digital camera on their computer. I know it's not the same as me being home, but being able to see me in their home whenever they want, will definitely make things a little easier.
Hearing someone's voice is comforting but seeing their face is a thousand times better.