Wireline versus Wireless.
With Chris in the telecom business, these words have been a part of our "honey-how-was-your-day" conversations around the dinner table for about 10 years. Remember when wireless wasn't an option? When the phone had to be connected to the wall? (Oh, and those rotary phones??? Now I'm dating myself). For more than half of my life, I operated under the assumption that a phone would not work unless you could see the cord, the physical connection. A phone without a cord was of no use. Never was, never would be. But thank God for wireless.
I got the sweetest treat of spending 2 hours with a dear friend, Jolene, on Sunday. She used to live here in Dallas and I saw her all the time. But then business took them to North Carolina, and we went from having that connection where I could see her and hang out with her, to being "wireless".
Just like my beliefs about the phone, there were many years where I thought that if you couldn't see the connection -- if someone didn't live close by and have that regular "face" time with me -- that the communication wouldn't work.
But on Sunday I was reminded that wireline and wireless relationships -- those here and those away -- will both work, as long as we keep the communication going.
Many of my dear friends have moved away from Dallas (and don't think I didn't throw a temper tantrum about that!), but I thank God that we haven't been disconnected. These amazing friends continue to be amazing, and they continue to be a blessing in my life from wherever they are.