What did we ever do without cell phones? How did our parents survive? How did they ever have the courage to let us out of their sight, knowing that they might not be able to reach us (or vice versa) in case of an emergency? This sounds like sarcasm, but I am serious. I can't imagine how difficult that would have been. I depend on my cell for communication with my family... It is my lifeline.
Tonight I got a phone call from Steel to tell me that he was in the hospital. Apparently, he suffered some shortness of breath and chest pain this evening and one of the staff trainers drove him to the emergency room. I spoke with Steel and then the ER attending physician came on the phone and talked to me as well. Steel has a heart condition known as PVC... which basically means he has an extra heart beat sometimes. We've been aware this condition for about 18 months... and it doesn't usually effect him. They doctors did an EKG... took some blood and then sent him home. He'll see a cardiologist in a couple of days to follow-up.
Thank God for my cell... and Thank God for his. No matter where they are, the people who matter the most to me are only a phone call away, day or night. Fortunately, my kids are very good about getting back to me if they miss a call. We also use text a lot to communicate... out of convenience but also for respect for boundaries. I just don't know what I'd do without the peace of mind.