Recently one of my daughters went on a road trip across the US for 3 weeks by car. She went with her uncle and grandpa and they stopped to see the biggest frying pan and where Crayola crayons are made, they ate frog legs and a 3 pound hamburger. Just to name a few things, there were many. She brought presents back for all of us but one special thing she did for me was to face time me from my sister’s house. In case you don’t know what face time is, it is face to face conversation over an IPhone, you can see and talk to each other at the same time. It amazes me. It is like the future is here now, I know, crazy right. Now my sister lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we don’t get to see her very much. To give credit where it is due, I would also have to mention her uncle. They were up in Illinois and he said to my daughter, “doesn’t your mom’s sister live up here somewhere?” so they went out of their way to go say Hi to my sister and spend some time with her and her family, just a little thing to them. I get all mushy just thinking about it again. Anyway my sister and I were talking and meantime my father in-law; who is 91years young, is an old navy guy and my sister’s husband was also in the navy hit it off like gangbusters and the scrapbooks came out and I could hear their conversation in the background. It sounded like they were having fun. My sisters grandchildren and her son where there and they were saying their goodbyes to her. My daughter and her uncle were planning the next day’s agenda and the dog was barking, all of these conversations were going on in the same place at the same time, it was crazy and it was fantastic!! It was one of the best gifts I have ever received; it was a total surprise and so thoughtful from both of them. They didn’t think it was a big deal at all and just a little thing really but it meant so much to me. When life gets chaotic it is not so much the things you buy each other, to try to please each other but the thoughtful things you do, that say I care about you. I always tell my kids, don’t spend any money on me, just spend some time. So I just wanted to say, Thanks again you two, and I miss you already sis, can’t wait to see you again. And the rest of you, go spend some face time with the ones you love.
Until then, be well