Electronics and Communications
When Andy and I were first married and moved to Germany 🇩🇪, I could not afford to call home but maybe once a month or longer. Letters were written almost on a weekly basis back and forth to family and friends. 📮
When he was in Saudi Arabia and I in Germany, we spoke MAYBE 10 minutes every other week. Letters and photos were written daily 💌. He had a new daughter he was not able to watch take her first step or say her first word . He missed some real firsts.
When we moved back to the states, from the time he went to truck drivers school until we moved from Colorado 🏔to Arizona 🏜, we talked once a week; we had to schedule our calls because he only had so much time in the restaurant to eat and talk to me. At that time, we got a 1-800 number because it was cheaper to talk long distance rather than regular long distance fees ☎️.
When we lived in Arizona, Andy was a manager of a readymix company and was given a bag phone 📞he had to carry with him at ALL times, we were moving up in the world! We were making enough money that I got to buy a new cell phone for my long commute from Black Canyon City to Phoenix every day! If I couldn't get help I could always use the phone as a weapon 😉.
Fast forward to today, we have FaceTime 📱, texting, calls; the list of possibilities endless. Literally anything you want to send or anytime and anywhere you want to call you can. What I would have given back then to have what we have today.
We are still together after 33 years of marriage without infidelities, separations or trust issues. How many people can really say that 🤔. I still love him and he is still my best friend ❤. I would not trade him for anything or anyone else in this world 🌏🌎🌍