Sarah is working on a new procedure at work, Nicole bought a TV, Lori had her friends build a human pyramid, Kevin made a new friend, Paul saw a movie, Linda was sick with the flu, Kaylee had a school snow day, Cale bought a couch and George has been busy cleaning up after the house flooded. These are all examples of the latest news in our family.
Starting in January 2019, I wanted to come up with a way to stay in communication with all of my kids who live in varying parts of the country and to try to keep them in contact with each other. Hence, the creation of Tuesday’s News Day! The group text is sent to Seattle, Denver, Richmond, New Castle and to some within the same house. I begin with a short recap text of what I’ve been up to in the last week and invite the rest to chime in. It’s been such a fun, easy way to learn more about each other and what our typical or less than typical week looks like.
Scrolling past over the last 8 weeks I see where I finished reading Little Women, George is grateful for the book Cale bought him for Christmas, Nicole spent time in Florida, Kevin has been trying new recipes, Sarah binged on a podcast, Cale is trying to walk more, Lori took a Lyra class, Kaylee was cast in a musical & Paul went with his Dad to see the movie Escape Room.
Though I wish we all lived closer, I take comfort in knowing that on Tuesday, my phone will chime multiple times as people report in. Gone are the days of waiting for handwritten letters in the mail, even live voice phone calls are sometimes hard to fit in, but the well-timed Tuesday text brings joy to all!
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!” –Romans 10:15 NKJ
I’m so grateful to those who bring glad tidings!!