Our family recently got through the one-year anniversary of my husband's passing. On the day, my son and I wrote little notes to him and then burned them. We blew the ashes out into the wind. It was our way of sending him the thoughts in our hearts. Later, we were talking about other ways that we still talk to my hubby. My son told me he calls his cell phone and leaves messages on his voicemail.
After my hubby passed away, I could not bring myself to cancel his cell phone service. So, I pay for his line every month. I had already played his voicemail greeting and recorded it on a hand-held recorder, just so I could have the sound of his voice stored, but still, I want to be able to call him. So, his cell phone account is still active.
While discussing this with my child, he told me he calls his line often and on particularly difficult days, he may call more than once. Then, he told me that he even texts him. I asked how often he texts his step-dad and he says about once a day.
To which I responded, "There's just a slight problem with that, your Dad doesn't have texting on that line. No wonder my phone bill has been so high... :)"