Our son kept checking his phone. “He still hasn’t responded,” he’d tell me. I tried to downplay it and suggest perhaps his text hadn’t gone through, but our tech savvy boy knew better. Dad wasn’t responding. He checked one more time before bed, tears filled his eyes as he put the phone down.
My husband was working out of town for the weekend and our son had sent him a variety of off the wall video clips and a slew of emojis. There were no hot topics, no pressing questions to be answered, there was nothing seemingly important. However, seeing his disappointment pointed out the importance of his attempts at reaching out. He wanted to exchange messages with his dad to feel connected.
A simple thumbs up emoji would’ve been enough.
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