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When the Hubby and I were first married, we moved across the country from Utah to Massachusetts so that he could attend college. When we arrived, we moved in with his parents. What was a supposed to be a temporary arrangement ending up lasting almost 2 years. For some, I realize, an arrangement like this would be a nightmare. But I consider it a fabulous blessing. Because, you see, in that two years I became closer to my in-laws than I ever would have dreamed possible.
I loved to learn things about cooking and housekeeping from my amazingly talented mother-in-law, and to debate with and learn about art from my professor father-in-law. So despite the fact that I was wary of moving to Massachusetts in the first place, I was heartbroken to leave.
We have lived in Massachusetts since then, but are now "permanently" back in my home state. (Yeah, I used quotes because life has a way of making you eat your words. But this move is supposed to be permanent.) And I miss those two like crazy.
Email has been a great way for me to keep in contact with my father-in-law. We've had many a lengthy debate via email. And his patient responses to my sometimes-naive arguments have kept me typing and sending back and forth sometimes for days. I love this form of communication because of the fact that I can think and edit before hitting send...and that with 4 kiddos running around, I can actually have a conversation without interruption.
But my mother-in-law doesn't email. Or she didn't, until recently. I was so excited the first day we received an email from my mother-in-law's newly set-up account! Hurray!! Now we can swap recipes, and photos with the click of a button!! It's like a whole new chapter in our relationship (hee hee!)
I can't tell you how important it is for me to keep in touch with these two wonderful people that I love beyond words! Thanks heavens for technology! Thanks heavens for email!
Thought I'd share this cute little video with you because it shows how email can keep a family close...