Internet Brings Families Together

I was in the 3rd grade when Dad left us to work overseas. It was hard for us most especially for Mom to be left alone with 6 kids. I know Mom had those sleepless nights. There were times that I saw her crying silently at night when she thought we were all asleep. Snail mail was our only means to communicate with dad. And whenever there is an urgency to contact Dad, we need to go to town proper which is 30 minutes drive from our house to make overseas calls via telephone operator. We had no choice but to live with that situation for years. If only we have access to internet then, it won’t be too hard for Mom.

Finally, internet was introduced to us! It was in mid 1990’s when the internet made drastic impacts not only to businesses but also to families. There was the rise of instant communication by electronic mail and instant messaging. Thanks to the researchers, inventors and engineers who never stopped to develop and maximize the use of internet. We now have video calls. It increased the quality of communications within households.

Internet brings families together. Families living apart can now share every precious moment with every family member anytime of the day despite of how busy they are. Not only that. Internet also gives great opportunities to stay-at-home Moms like me. I can now work and earn from home. I can join webinars via audio conferencing service, without the need to leave the house and my child. Most importantly, both my family and household bills are well taken care of because of the internet and the modern technologies.

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  1. True, families are really connected through internet technology. My mommy is currently at Dubai but she makes sure that she updates us on her whereabouts on Facebook. πŸ˜‰

  2. I agree internet has really connected people in ways we wouldn’t thought possible before and it has provided people with alternatives to education and self-improvement by means of providing different avenues for learning and working.:)

  3. Funny why my mom still doesn’t know how to use a laptop when she sees it every day and she knows it’s costless to communicate via the internet. Internet could have made us closer than ever.

  4. They are so fortunate nowadays, during my time when my dad was overseas , Internet was still not born! I remember when we will call my dad we have to go to the calling booth of PLDT and then since it is so expensive we can only afford like 10 to 15mins call and it will be automatically cut, imagine 15 minutes for 4 of us to talk to him! Wow! πŸ˜‰

  5. Its true, internet is such a big help especially for OFW family like us. Our son grew up knowing his dad through regular internet chat.

  6. I can totally relate to your post, since I have a family in Texas that I constantly talk with over Skype. The emergence of the Internet, and all the other innovative programs that were developed through the years, has truly made long-distance communication very accessible and convenient! πŸ™‚

  7. We were on the same boat!!! I remember snail mails and overseas calls!
    May impact din siguro sa kin, kaya ayoko OFW na mapangasawa hahaha, tapos seaman napangasawa ko.. ayan super effort me na wag na sya sakay.. thank God for migration and for internet!
    missing my family sa pinas sobra.. pero super thankful sa internet, pinapaliit nya mundo natin! πŸ™‚

  8. surely the internet is a huge blessing in bridging distance between/among families.i’m one of those who can’t live without access to one since I do lots of contracts and communication 24/7 over the net!

  9. there are good and bad sides of the internet but i must admit it already became a necessity esp for those with family members living abroad…

  10. I couldn’t say anything more! Thanks to technology, (esp. the Internet) instant communications has been very easy!
    P.S. I can relate when you said that you need to travel for thirty minutes just to call your father. I also did that, but not to my dad, but to my brother.

  11. Luckily for families of the new generation for internet and how it brings families closer despite the distance in miles. I still recall all those snail my dad and us have exchanged when he was abroad. ^_^

  12. Because of the worldwide web and the various social networking sites, families that are parted by distance are able to communicate well and as frequent as possible. These are very helpful way of bringing us together even miles away from each other.

  13. So true. But I think it’s the desire to be attached that is really keeping families together. So whether it’s old-school snail mail or telegram or the Skype and FB chat, it’s really the need to connect that will keep this bond together.

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