For this edition of Peter’s Wife, I will draw from my own experience and what was sent in this week to help answer the questions I posed last week: What are some ways you maintain friendships back home when you are overseas for extended periods of time? With whom do you build friendships in your host culture? What do you do to maintain those friendships? How important is it to have friendships?
We all agreed that writing letters to keep in touch with friends back home is vital. Email has made it possible to communicate very quickly and makes it possible to be part of current events in our friend’s lives. “Snail mail” is unpredictable as to when it will arrive. Email can reach friends on their birthday, anniversary, or other important events. Have you learned to send e-cards? They are fun and free. There are several good sites that let you put together just the right card for the occasion.