Monday, January 12, 2009

The Wonderful World of Skype

Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

I cannot even begin to say how thankful I am for
Skype - where you can "talk to the world for free". This is one of the ways my family has been able to communicate with my lovely sister (pictured below with my niece) who recently moved to Eastern Europe.

It has been such a blessing to see all of their smiling faces while we try catch up with each other. I can't say that I am always that thankful for technology, but this is one instance where I can shout praises! *grin* I am so thankful to have this resource during our separation. What must it have been like before computers? Wow...

So today, I am thankful for Skype because I can talk to my sister in another continent for free and see her while we chat. I am thankful for their smiles and the comfort it brings to me when I see them. I am thankful for their continued safety and provision. I am thankful that they have been obedient to God's call on their lives.

And seriously, if you have a webcam and some loved ones that don't live nearby (like my whole family!), Skype has been great. It has been fun to have the kids talk with my mom and other sister as well. What a fun way to stay in touch!

You can see what others are thankful for at GratiTuesday over at Heavenly Homemakers.



Jen said...

It is wonderful to be able to connect with family members. I have 2 cousins that live in Canada that I wouldn't be able to talk with weekly if it were not for the computer. Have a wonderful day.

aunt jaclyn said...

I'm joining you, I am so thankful for Skype! Among many reasons, it is more fun to see your face when I tease you over the phone:).

I wouldn't do very well in pioneer days when the family members just left and you never knew if you were ever even going to get a letter from them.

love you!

Organized Nutrition said...

OH, that must be wonderful.... we have dial up and so I haven't even looked into skype....
Maybe someday Highspeed will make its way here.... OH I can hope right???
Either way, that is wonderful to be able to connect and SEE who you are talking to, for thousands of miles away!

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

That's great!

I love your blog background. :)

lizzykristine @ Uplifted Eyes said...

My husband and I are HUGE fans of skype. It was the only way we could afford to communicate before we got married (we lived an ocean apart)! It was the grace of God that led us to skype and provided money for me to buy a computer. :)

We still use skype for all of our long-distance calls.

Crystal said...

I'm checking into it today. My parents are missing seeing the grandkids. :)