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Text from the Heart
Whether just away at work or on the other side of the world, sometimes it feels the same. To keep connected, we exchange corny texts and pictures throughout the day. Like a photo of my leg, covered with some colorful stickers Ava was playing with—I was so distracted, I went to a business meeting still wearing them! And one afternoon, my husband was in Istanbul, and Ava tripped on the sidewalk. I sent him a snap of her injured toe, alongside my toe, and wrote, "These little piggies both need you." He happened to be shopping for my Mother's Day gift in an exotic market; our text inspired the purchase of matching embroidered slippers, wrapped up for mother and daughter.