It’s easy to stay in touch with Mom, I call fairly often and we email each other at least once a day and there are lots of days that emails go back and forth several times but there are some people who aren’t on the computer or iPad, that don’t have access to instant communication and sending postcards are a great way to stay in close touch.
After Keith’s dad died we sent tons of postcards to his mother, it was an easy way to stay in touch and using an app on the iPhone or iPad, we were able to send our photos and quick notes at the touch of a button. No need to go out and buy and mail postcards. When we visited her we always saw the cards sitting around, some on the fridge, some on a table by a chair and when she died, there was the whole collection of them she had kept. It was really neat to see them all and to know how much they’d meant to her.
Some of you may remember that four years ago I helped care for my sister in law in the last months of her life. She left behind her mother and one of the things that I’d promised Lisa was that I would keep in touch with her mother even though I live far away. I’d been writing letters or sending her cards every 2 or 3 months when I decided earlier this year that I should try to write more often and I started using another PostCard app and in addition to sending cards for occasions like holidays and her birthday, I send her a post card every couple weeks or so. She has written me to tell me how much she appreciates them.
I thought I’d share the information about the app I use here. You all have given me so much encouragement and support and it reminded me that there are others that could use our encouragement too.
This link should take you to the TouchNote site. This is just one of many I’m sure but it’s the one I’m currently using.