When Life Gets In The Way
February 20, 2007 10:31am CST
I recently moved away from my friends and family (ok, it's been almost two years now). How come it is so easy to let life get in the way of keeping in touch? Do we really get so busy doing nothing that we we can't make a simple phone call or send a letter? In today's age of electronic e-mail, instant messaging, great long-distance plans, digital cameras etc. you would think that it would be easy to keep in touch. I am so guilty of not keeping in touch. I don't even have any really good excuses. I am a stay a home mom with a toddler, a great husband and a wonderful teenager. Everyone pitches in with the little one and it's not like I don't get any time to myself. Time that I could be on the phone, on the computer, at a desk writing a letter, even outside sending smoke signals if I wanted to (oh, and if I knew how). Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years ... I have spoken to one of my best friends only three times in the past year and a half. How sad is that? Fortunately, we are the kind of friends that when we talk, it seems like no time has gone by. I have a friend from high school (far too long ago, so don't ask) that I talk to about every five years. I love her dearly and I'm glad our friendship can withstand the separation. I'm glad all of my friendships can withstand the separation. We all have the best of intentions when it comes to keeping in touch. How many times have you said or heard "I'll write every day."? I hope I never let life get too much in the way that I completely lose touch with the friends that I love and miss so very much.
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20 Feb 07
We all need to realize how short life is and remember those that we have befriended. It is a two way street. They too can call or write. But, our lives run in different directions. It is not that we forget about them entirely, but have less time to remember.
20 Feb 07
I don't have a problem remembering them - just remembering to call them, to write to them etc. You're right about life being too short! Maybe I should make a list and call all of them tonight! That's what's greast about this website! It'll light a spark under ya!