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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just a Phone Call Away

I mentioned last time that I was in Atlanta, Georgia for a conference last week. I enjoy going to conferences, especially when I have have the opportunity to speak during one of the sessions which I did this time. It's fun to see new places, explore new cities, meet new people, and learn about different things. It's especially fun when I get to take Cami with me like I did last month when we went to Austin, Texas. This time, however, Cami wasn't able to join me as is usually the case (unfortunately). This is the hardest part about traveling for me: being away from my wife (I miss our children too but that is a close second to missing Cami). However, each time I travel I am reminded what a wonderful time in the history of the world we live in. I am so grateful for technology, especially my cell phone and email.

While I am on these trips (which happen three or four times a year) Cami and I are able to speak to each other every day. I get to talk to our boys. I call my family each morning as I am getting ready to leave the hotel room to participate in the days' activities and we pray together. Cami and I text each other sweet (and sometimes provocative) messages throughout the day. We often send emails to one another during the day as an extra way of surprising the other with some sweet reminder that "I'm thinking about you." And in the evening we call each other and talk about our day, sometimes for a couple of hours, read scriptures together, and pray once more. I'm thankful that this technology allows us to express our love for each other and stay connected despite the distance between us.

How have you and your spouse used technology to stay connected? I would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment telling me about it.


  1. Hubby and I have been married nearly 28 years. We have talked to each other, one way or another, every day during that time, even when he went to conferences in Europe. Before we had cell phones (yes, that's how long we've been married!) we used land lines. Calling from a hotel can be expensive, but it was worth it to us, even if we had to keep the calls short. Cell phones made it easier and cheaper to stay in touch, and owning laptop or notebook computers meant we could also send emails. Now that we have smart mobile devices, we can text each other and easily send photos. We don't use technology only when one of us is out of town. It's also a great way to stay in touch during the day when we are busy. It takes less than a minute to send a friendly text, and it keeps us smiling.

    1. I whole heartedly agree Rosemary and I think it's awesome that you and your husband have made the effort to stay connected despite the distance. It makes me that much more grateful for our cell phones. Thank you for sharing your experience and advice. And congratulations on 28 years! 28 down and infinitely more to come! Way to go!


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