We owe our love and respect to all those serving in the military. They sacrifice many things to protect our country, not the least of which is precious time with their families. When a person deploys, it is always difficult for families. This is particularly true for kids who miss things such as morning hugs and being tucked in at night by the military parent.
Deployment often means long distances and long periods of separation. In recent years, however, technology is making communication a bit more consistent. One Colorado family recently devised a genius way for their family to keep in touch.
Jordan Dorn of Colorado Springs has been deployed since September, and his wife and two daughters miss him terribly. That can be seen in a report by 11 News that shared the family's story and the unique way they keep in touch using a fairly common piece of technology that many of us have at home. Jordan's wife, Kristy Dorn, shared an adorable social media video that will tug on your heartstrings showing how they do it.
Home security seems to be a necessity these days. Many families have cameras on their homes and doorbells that help them keep an eye on what is happening on their property. Those nifty cameras also have speakers you can use to scare away people or critters, but the Dorns also use them to do something just as important: talk to dad thousands of miles away.
Kristy Dorn shared a video on Instagram of her daughters Myla and Adalyn, saying hi to dad on their way to school.
The girls wave, and one yells, "Bye, dad! Love you! Muah! Muah! Muah! Muah! Muah! Take my heart!"
No, take ours!
Kristy told 11 News that talking to the camera was just a once-in-a-while thing at first but that it has become a daily treat for the family. Jordan would occasionally say hello to his family when they were outside, but now the girls talk to their dad all the time. They have gotten into the habit of saying hello and blowing kisses as soon as they get outside.
"This go around has been really hard because the girls have kind of developed their own feelings and emotions," she said.