It must be emphasized at the outset that my daughter is an excellent driver. She is mindful of the rules of the road. She is focused, observant and fully aware of what is going on around her. She is always hands free when using the phone. J has spent countless hours in the car the past several years. I have had the good fortune to share many, many of those hours with her – J in the car and me at home.
We discussed just about everything under the sun – good times, bad times, family, friends, holiday, dreams, hopes, aspirations, matters of the spirit, values, life purpose. The list goes on and on and on. What grew from those conversations was an even greater bond as good friends beyond the mother/daughter relationship. We know we will always be there for each other no matter what.
Generally, friendships, relationships are built over time being together talking, going places, doing things, etc. In this digital age on line relationships develop. They can be a source of connection for many who may not have other options for doing so.
Even though I do see my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids, there are stretches of time when I have been unable to get out and about. Those conversations from the car have been, and still are, time we spend together that I will always cherish. In fact, there have been conversations from the car with the entire family. The phone gets passed around to all the non-drivers. It doesn’t get any better than that because we are all in it together.
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