As I prepare to say goodbye to my daughter, who is moving to Guatemala next week, I realize that though we may physically be miles apart we will always be close because of love.
Today I picked up the phone and called her just as she was lifting the receiver to call me. This afternoon she called my cell phone just as I was getting into my contacts to call her. We hold each other close in our hearts.
Modern technology makes it easier to connect. We can call the landline, or use our cell phones. We can see each other as we talk if we use skype. There's always something special about getting a card, letter, or package in the mail. And when we pray for each other we are together in Christ.
She may be moving far away, but she will always be close to me because of our love for one another.
Some people feel alone even in a group of people because they feel that no one cares about them. They feel distanced from those around them. Love is the bridge that closes the gap and makes the distance melt away.
I am so thankful for the love of my whole family. Even when we're apart there's no distance between us.