When I was growing up, my sisters and I would get excited when whatever phone company my parents had would give us free long distance on certain holidays. I remember taking turns calling friends and family that were hours away on holidays that we otherwise wouldn’t have talked to.
It’s amazing how that has all changed within my lifetime. Now we have instant-access to almost anyone with a device that sits in our pocket all day long.
Furthermore we now can video-chat with people who have a similar setup and can put a face-with-the-voice. I love where technology has brought us.
Tonight after our Sunday evening grazing (where we open the fridge and find out what’s left), our kids had some face-time with my parents. We’re heading their way tomorrow for a district meeting and some fellowship, but when a few clicks of a mouse equal face-to-face conversation (albeit difficult to understand on occasion) to finalize some of the details about tomorrow, it was a no-brainer.
Our kids love Skype. I’m pretty sure both sets of their grandparents do, too!
This video gives just a glimpse into the often-overwhelming conversation attempts that take place in our home!