My brother and I have lived many states apart for 40 years and although I have
kept up with him over the years through phone calls (very few as neither of us
had the money for long distance calls) it wasn't until we joined FaceBook
that we really connected again. I have gotten to know who he has become and
gotten to really know his children. Technology has some bad things about it, but
it has really brought our family back together.
My children live all over the world and it is hard for us to all keep in touch
and hard to remember who is up to date on current events in the family. When my
husband was diagnosed with Leukemia in September my daughter set up an email
group for us on 'WhatsApp' I can send a message and pictures to
everyone, in real time, and they can respond immediately. It has made our world
a lot smaller and brought everyone much closer as we band together to help our
husband and father battle for his life.