Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Last year, hubby and I did a joint blog post about each other’s foibles. Ah, married life can be so entertaining – especially from the sidelines. 😉
This year, I’ve been thinking about how communication has been radically altered in the 20+ years Paul and I have been married. If we were courting today, what would it be like?
Instead of those little love notes on scraps of paper…at breakfast, over a candlelit dinner, propped on the car dashboard for me to find…we’d be tweeting, Facebook messaging, and emailing.
And that wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing: instant access regarding one another’s day, our thoughts, feelings, and maybe a poetic verse or two. My inner English major would have a field day:
Over time, though, my lovey tweets might have started looking more like this:
And what if we had Twitter and smart phones at our wedding? Oh, I never told you that story? Well, let’s see if you can get the gist of it from the following tweets that I might have sent on my wedding day:
The good news: it all worked out in the end (and now I have a blog post to show for it)! And just for the record, we really did have the best priest, organist, limo driver, Maid of Honor, Best Man, family and friends at our wedding. Despite the hiccups, it was a great way to start our life together.
I’m hoping that Paul can regale you with his side of the story in the comments section when he gets home tonight. Boy, is he going to be surprised by all the tweets in his inbox. 😉
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Has social media changed the way you communicate with loved ones? Any #WeddingFails out there? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time,