I got to "talk" to my husband today in real time chat. He's in Bahrain for a little while and has some access to WiFi. We couldn't do the webcam thing (which was a shame because I look pretty cute today), but we sent some pictures back and forth via email.
Sometimes I think about military wives who didn't have ready access to their sailor, or soldier, or marine. Even 15 years ago the internet was not what it is today. A lot of people didn't have email or webcams or cell phones. Snail mail was the only option. How depressing!
So I know that I have it good - even compared to others in the military today. I get emails from Jes almost every day. He gets my emails every day. We can send pictures back and forth. It makes it so much easier to be apart when I can still feel a little together in spite of the distance between us.