Take Time Tuesday {#7}

Take Time Tuesday, thanks Katie for hosting!

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Due to the recent events in Oklahoma, many emotions have flustered my mind and I have to say that I’m so thankful for the ability to communicate with family back home via technology.

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It is undoubtly very difficult being away from home, though it is part of the military lifestyle we’ve adapted to, Β it’s extremely tough nonetheless. I personally find it especially difficult being away from loved ones during the holidays and even more so during times of tragedy and devastation. Moments of such as these make me want to run to those that I love and hug them endlessly. Tragedies remind me just how precious life is and how I must cherish and embrace every moment of it. Sadly, it is impossible to predict such events from occurring nor can I rush home every time they do occur, though I wish it were possible to do both. While nothing compares to the warmth of a hug/embrace from my family members, it is nice to connect with them through various modes of technology, via text, photo sharing and video chat.A and mommy

 

We typically video chat once a day, at least, with my parents. We chat so often that it has become part of our daily routine and A lights up when he hears the sound of a video call coming in. πŸ™‚ I feel that this (amazing!!) technology has completely changed my little man’s relationship with his grandparents/aunts & uncles and I am ever so thankful for it, because it is such a joy to see him interact with them, whether he’s showing off, doing tricks and simply talking to them. While it might sound very shallow, (I swear it isn’t), Β I honestly cannot fathom living without the wonderful technologies of today. Granted, I’m not saying it would be impossible, I’m just plainly acknowledging that A would have a completely different relationship with our families without video chats/skype; therefore I’m forever grateful for having access to these simple yet wonderful technologies that have enabled us to stay connected amongst the many miles of distance between us. ❀

Plus, I mean c’mon, who wouldn’t want to chat with this little ham?!

carter HAM

 

Love this! SO true:

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Again, sending my thoughts & prayers to Oklahoma.

pray ok

❀ Alicia

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6 responses to “Take Time Tuesday {#7}

  1. Technology today is so great. Communication is amazing. So glad you are able to do it, too! And love the 5 tips πŸ™‚

  2. I love that list. Thanks for linking up!

  3. Oh, I love it! We Skype with family some, but not near as much as I’d like. Hopefully when we have kiddos, we will utilize it more!

    • We didn’t skype as much when it was just the two of us, but now that we have our little darling we do it almost daily sometimes twice a day. πŸ™‚

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