Hi Casey K
Welcome to the bb forum.
I can certainly empathise with your frustrations and sadness. The distance forced upon families and between members because of Covid restrictions is really really tough. As I understand it, WA is still many months away from opening.
I’m really sorry for the pain this is causing you, particularly as your Christmas will be disrupted. I wonder if it would help to plan a Christmas celebration with others in the same boat, maybe there are neighbours or friends you could lean on?
I also wonder if it would help to plan a really special Easter reunion with your family? Really go big or different—it will give you something to plan and look forward to.
I know some of what you feel. My extended family is all overseas and I can only dream about the chance to see them again. I know the international border is now open but I want to wait to travel given the new complexities and potential for disruption.
I do a lot of FaceTime sessions and messaging on social media. It’s not the same but it helps. Nothing wrong with an old fashioned phone call or letter either.
We are planning a family reunion in 2023 and even though it’s a long time to wait it’s something to hang in to.
I guess what I’m saying is you are not alone with this issue. Hang in there.
Kind thoughts to you