Randy Travis says he doesn’t own a cell phone. Never has. Never will. Or a laptop, while we’re on the subject of technology. Randy told me he never needed one in the past, so why bother now?

Good point.

He also says he doesn’t feel like he’s missing out on anything.

I use mine so much, I don’t know if I could ever go back.

I’m guilty of having one of those phones that does it all, even logs on to the internet. Which means, it comes in handy in times of need. Such as…

The time when the checkout lines were 8 people deep at Kroger, so I browsed my email while leaning over the cart.

When Griffin had to get poked with needles for allergy-testing, I was able to send Greg a quick “its over, he’s ok” to put his mind at ease. He worried less from that point on.

At the Superbowl last year, I exchanged texts with my friends watching at home. “I just saw Nick Lachey!” I just saw Tom Cruise!” Their responses were filled with excitement. I sent another one. “I just saw Doogie Houser.” They wrote back, “Who?”

Ok, bad example.

What really matters are the heartfelt ones.

Like when Greg wrote, “love you” at a time I really needed it.

When my sister sent a photo of her 1-day old baby that read, “I love you! Night!”

I saved the one my Dad sent a couple of months ago. It said, “Gr8. Love you.”

I was impressed by his creativity.