If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog (it shouldn't take long), you'll see four clocks. I love looking at all of them, it's like seeing what's going on in my loved ones lives all at once. You see, you may or may not know that I have family spreading from San Francisco all the way to Dublin and beyond. The four clocks represent the cities were my closest family members make their homes, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York, and Dublin. The span is over five thousand miles, but somehow glancing at those clocks let me know when Riley is going to school, when PJ is taking a bath, when Michael is getting up for a run or ride, or when Kevin is leaving for work or coming home to the nearest bar.
You see, right now I know that Katie and Jack are getting off to school and Katie is excited because it was her 10th birthday this weekend. She's bursting at the seams to tell everyone at school that her dad took her to Manchester, England to see a Man United game. This is a way to keep us all connected amidst the time, the distance, and everyone's busy schedules.
It may not seem like much to others but it's a simple way for me to feel connected to my family. And these days it that or Facebook!