My mom is just too far away (and my dad and my brother and my sisters). 1,280 miles away, actually.
That's why I love situations like this:
11:22 a.m.—Send Mom an email
11:23 a.m.—Receive text from Mom
11:24 a.m.—Respond to text message
11:25 a.m.—Mom texts back
11:26 a.m.—I text back
11:27 a.m.—Mom texts back
Receive email from Mom
11:28 a.m.—Another text from me
11:29 a.m.—From me: "I love it that we're simultaneously texting and emailing. The best."
I'm glad that technology can make the miles not seem so long.