Family has been important to me in every part of my life. They are more important than money, power, success, career, or any other type of idol a person can have.
Even though we live far apart, we make sure we schedule a visit a couple of times a year, keep in touch on Facebook, and call often without being burdensome. There is also the option to Skype or do face-time on the phone or tablet. If you are really lucky, you can start traveling together.
Last summer, my husband and I were fortunate enough to go to England and Ireland with my daughter and granddaughter. Though the planning took time (my daughter is a great planner) and it was not free, we made memories that will not soon be forgotten.