During my time in the military, I often saw separated parts of family. The soldiers deployed or out on training missions. The spouses that all of the sudden have to carry the weight of two parents by themselves.
It’s not easy. But the reunions when they are reunited are priceless. Here is a Father surprising his little girl when he returns from Afghanistan.
That’s pretty special and it’s a moment that they will both remember for the rest of their lives.
They are plenty of times when we might be separated from those we loves. It could be a week for a business trip across the country. We might have projects that take us away from work for months at a time. Perhaps you might also be in the military and deployments keep you out of the family picture for an entire 12 to 15 months.
That’s tough and if we don’t remember why we do those things and aren’t focus on what’s really important, like the ones we love, we might get down on ourselves and that’s what I want to talk to you about today.
Have you called someone you love recently? Are you taking the steps to stay connected to what’s important? Or are you letting your circumstances keep you from communicating with the reason your separated to begin with?
Cellphones, Social Media, Email, and even Skype are tools. Tools to stay in touch with those you love and you should be using those tools at least once a week. Your spouse, children, parents, siblings, and Girl/Boyfriends, make sure you’re talking to all of them on a regular basis when you’re in different living in different towns, or just away for long periods of time.
You can never have enough reminders of what’s good in your life.
Do it. Pick-up the phone. Log on to the computer. Send a text. Whatever. If you can’t remember when the last time you spoke to someone that you care about or cares about you, then it’s been too long.
You’ll be happier because of it.