Dear Diana, You are my niece, my sister’s daughter, so that means I’m not your mom. But just so you know, you are my girl. Now you’re moving to Australia, halfway around the world, and so I probably won’t see you as often. But don't think I won't Skype you and bombard you with emails and send you things in the mail. [caption id="attachment_15713" align="aligncenter" width="300"] That’s Diana on the left. And her sister, Lindsay, on the right. And my sister in the middle.[/caption] Don’t forget me. Hey, this reminds me of a song you gave me: Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me.” Well, we don’t have to load up a Chevy when you go, but still, the mom’s advice is valid. Don't forget to remember me, please. Actually, Carrie reminds me of you. I mean, you are cuter and you sing better than her, but still. We will miss you. It takes courage to leave work, family and friends. But we are so proud of you for listening to your heart and following your heart. And someone you love. This reminds me of a poem, a love poem, e.e. cummings’ “[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in ].” When you love someone (like Alex), it’s fun to go on a great adventure together. I hope it’s a great adventure. But don't worry, even if you have sad days, you can tell us. Don’t say you're ok one day if you’re not feeling it. Tell the truth. Be honest. I feel like a part of me is packing up to go, because you are a part of me. Your soul is my soul, we are both connected to the universe. So part of me is really excited too! And feel free to share photos of things we don't see here in Canada. I want to see pics of parrots and kangaroos, man! Also, remember to eat healthy and exercise and get enough sleep. I don’t know why I say this, when there is really so much more to say. But it’s important. Keep us posted. We still want to know the important things. What you did today, what you had for dinner, did you find some good new hair products? If you miss us, don't worry! You are only a phone call, an email, a face book post or if you are busy, even a tweet away! It’s just like the book says: Oh, the Places You'll Go! Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go... Seriously, I better stop. This is getting a little cheesy, I think. So go, and have fun. Be safe. We love you. How about you? Has anyone you love ever moved away? How did you deal with it?