My dad was the communication guy in our family. He had managed to obtain his class 2 Amateur Radio license and he loved to be listening in on the ham radio whenever he had some spare time. He loved to stay in touch with friends and family, too.
Since he was the only one with the ability to communicate via ham radio, he often used the phone and then later email and finally Skype to keep in touch will everyone in his circle of influence. I lived across town from him and I often received Skype video calls from him whenever he got bored. It was a great way to stay up to date with everyone.
This June, I buried my father’s ashes in Quebec, Canada. We spent a month in Quebec to enjoy the company of my relatives and a lot of my father’s friends. It was amazing how many of them said how they had been keeping up with my dad on Skype. While I was away, I managed to keep up to date with my daughter and granddaughter via Skype, too. It was great to be able to introduce my granddaughter to my aunts and uncles who had never seen her.
To keep this short, I just want to remind you that you have the tools in front of you to keep in touch with everyone you hold dear. Take advantage of it.