It is especially at the holidays that I find myself missing our children. I am so grateful to have Skype. It was our friend, Sam in Japan who first introduced it to us and we could hardly believe we could speak to somebody in Japan for free via the computer.
Now we're almost taking it for granted. My granddaughter, KC celebrated her 3rd birthday in Illinois today and she was able to show us one of her gifts. It was a Barbie computer. I love hearing her say, "Where are you, Grandpa?" "I love you, Grandma." (I just took a photo of the computer screen like my friend in Israel, Dina did.)
The nice thing is KC will never forget us or lose that familiarity she has with us. When we met her at the airport this past summer, she was comfortable with us right away.
We're also able to talk to our son in New Mexico almost whenever we want and actually see his expressions. And it's free! How awesome is that?
Since Mungo can't talk, we got to see what he learned in Obedience School. He now knows his name and can give you his paw. We're looking forward to meeting him in person some time next year.
Wow! 2010? Doesn't that sound strange? At one time 1984 was George Orwell's future. Then it was 2001, the Space Odyssey. 2010: The Year We Make Contact followed. So now we are the future. When I look at Skype, although I'm taking it for granted I see that the future has some really neat stuff. Yes, there are bad stuff, too but that would be another post. I'm not healthy right now so I'm looking for positives. The future has not invented a cure for the common cold.
To all of you who asked so kindly, please let me reassure you that my mother is doing fine. She is completely recovered and admonishing me to go to the doctor and get some lovely antibiotics. How quickly she forgets what it did to her digestive system. I'm fighting this on my own, thank you.
Have a happy Sunday, everybody!