to those we've left.

kids and brian on skype.

i'm not sure that we could have made a move such a long distance from our home in Birmingham, AL if we didn't live in this day and age of technology. i'm not great at consistent communication. some would say i'm horrible. i easily get overwhelmed by the amount of people i would love to be in close contact with. my actions don't communicate how i feel. thankfully, there is help contained in this little electronic sitting on my lap. it keeps me just a little closer to you than i'd be without it.

when brian and i were dating, we were much more limited in communication options. i had a dial-up connection to the Internet, but only because my roommate figured out how to do it and wanted to explore this new world. but, we certainly didn't have email addresses, cell phones (i used to have the kind that plugs in to your cigarette lighter in your car- for emergency purposes ONLY.), text messaging, blogs, facebook, etc., etc. our communication (we were in different cities) consisted of letters (which we have still) and long distance phone calls. do you even remember what those are? do i sound 30 years older than i am? today, living on the west coast far away from a lot of you, letters and long distance just wouldn't be enough. i want to hear and see more from you and allow you the same from us.

so here i am. i'm thankful that i have this little blog world. and i'm willing to lay in my bed typing on my laptop each night and stay up a little later so that i can feel more connected to you in this strange technological way. and i hope you feel a little more connected to us, like the distance is blurred a little, like we're just a click away.

but i still want you to visit... or just move out here.


Dado said...

In the months of your long distance "courting",I remember Brian recv'ing a letter that came out of the env. in 20-something pieces. You had cut your letter into a puzzle for him to put together.
I remember the first time BP went to Brazil & we huddled around Bill's computer to discover a message from Brian w/ this new thing called e-ml!! It seemed like we were as sophisticated as NASA to be communicating w/ someone in BRAZIL?!!! It served as such lifeline to our son and we were thrilllled to receive word from him.
Yep, we've come a long way and I too am so thankful for these new ways to "touch" each other. We all appreciate your diligence in keeping connected. Unfortunately....still no way to "beam us up, Scotty." Maybe soon.

The Hiatt Family said...

I agree...it's been such a joy to reconnect with old friends and watch their children be born, grow and flip off the diving board!

keri said...

ok, hook me up to that skype thingy so we can chat face to face, k?

Angie Davis said...

i feel a little better for not calling as often as i would like to talk. but i do somehow feel connected.
I think this allows us to get a glimpse of one part of your life though that we might not otherwise know, even through conversation.

wisch. said...

i remember that phone you kept in eggey. i thought i was so cool when i called my mom from it. you were like the only one with a cell phone at berry.