Email, How I Love Thee

Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

A few days ago, while working in Louisville, KY, I told the story about how I started my “internet love affair” in 1993, with telnet chat. Not only did I fall in love *with* the internet, I fell *in love* on the internet—with my husband. I’ve been connected to the net for so long that I’ve experienced all the changes of the world wide web with various methods of communication, different means of searching information, bulletin boards of all types and kinds, gaming, and now blogging and social media.

The one constant, though, has been—and, I’m sure, always will be—email.

In the beginning email helped me keep in touch with Michael while he was still in Louisiana and I was in New York.  Later email made it easy for me to connect with other mothers who were pregnant at the same time as I was, so that we could share the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and parenthood. Years went on, and email allowed me to stay in touch with family and friends as we moved states away. Stories and pictures were easily shared. Love was easily felt with one click of the send button. Connections were easily made allowing for the flourishing of relationships, both personal and professional.   Every morning, for the past 15 years, or so, it’s the first thing I check upon awaking, after I’ve poured my coffee.  And, every night before I go to bed, it’s the last thing I check, too!

Email has constantly been my saving grace, in terms of communication.

Mine & HisNow-a-days I’m able to check my email from anywhere, with my smart phone. Not only that, now, my eldest children have email accounts and they are able to send me little messages through the day. There’s nothing like getting an email that simply says, “Hi, Mama! I love you.” from one of your kids.

Michael started a new job recently, and I am so glad we have these phones with email capability. Texting is one thing, but getting an email is a totally different feeling. I love getting emails from him, as it was one of the first ways we corresponded with each other. While he’s off, working, doing his cool pilot thing, I love knowing that he has the ability to shoot me a quick email about his experiences, with pictures and stories and love.

Email is an integral part of my life, and I’m so glad to have it. I reckon it’s one of my best friends!

And, these days, Yahoo! makes it super simple for photogs like me (and you, and you, and you) to send photo slide shows to your family and friends. Have a look-see:

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One Response to “Email, How I Love Thee”
  1. 05.19.2011

    I wish I had email when my hubs and I first started dating… but that was back in the day before Internet. Now, can’t live without it. Best way for me to keep track of my peeps.

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