This post is part of Gratituesday over at Heavenly Homemakers.
A few weeks ago our family upgraded our computers. We weren't sure whether or not we'd actually use the built-in webcam and microphone, but, hey, we aren't going to turn down free stuff, right?
Over the weekend, we downloaded Skype, an internet phone system that also allows you to video chat. How cool!
As it was my sister's birthday, we called her and let Adrienne sing "Happy Birthday" to her. It was fantastic! Adrienne was much more talkative, seeing the person with whom she was interacting. Of course, it was good to see her apartment, since she moved to D.C. after we moved to Wisconsin. Nice how technology can make these things happen!
Then, this afternoon, we "skyped" with my mom, and she was able to see the little ones playing with their play-dough and singing some songs. Noah was confused about the whole thing, but then, if someone you couldn't remember started talking to you out of a computer, you might be confused, too! Adrienne, on the other hand, was so excited to talk to her "Granny" and be able to see her.
Having family living so far away from us, it sometimes gets lonely, and you don't have a good picture how your loved ones look from day to day. Also, the concept of aunts and grandparents gets abstract for the little ones at times. So, I am grateful for Skype for allowing me to see and interact with family members no matter where they live.
What are you grateful for?