How is our Communication?

The way of making children in the future…

A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook. It reminded me of something I heard about a married couple, that “text” to each other, sitting in the same room! No wonder their marriage is on the rocks!

I would like to scream: TALK TO EACH OTHER! Is technology so taking over our lives? We can laugh at the joke in the picture. But maybe more tender communication is needed; The day the spot is empty is when it hurts. To sit on the couch and have the tube on, just to feel like there is company in the house is not fun. It hurts me that I didn’t talk more to the love of my life when I had him with me. Now he is gone and the house is empty and quiet and lonely.

The point of the matter is this: Talk with your spouse or your children. Talk to whoever is with you. Communicate. Not by “texting,” but face to face.

I have something to look forward to. My seven-year-old granddaughter Brianna is going to spend the next week with me. She is high maintenance. She is the one of the four siblings that requires more personal attention. She is planning this visit. She probably has too high hopes. But I can assure you one thing. We will talk!

She loves stories. She wants to hear about when I was a kid or when her mother was a kid. I have not shown her the photo albums before. I think she might be ready for them. So, she is not the only one that has plans for our week together. We will communicate!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing our adventures. It saddens me that I can’t move around as I used to. I’m not getting used to that. But there is nothing wrong with my heart. Love can go a long way, even if the body doesn’t obey.

If you’re not mobile as you used to be, don’t limit your heart. Communicate in new and creative ways. But not as “creative” as on the picture. That’s just “too much”!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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