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Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's Magic

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush
Christa loves Instant Messaging with her big brother Josh.
But even more than that, she loves it when we get the web cameras going and she sees him in New York and he sees her in Colorado.
I know it's technology, but it seems like magic watching Christa blow kisses to Josh. Then Josh signs "I love you" to Christa, who then giggles and signs "I love you" back to him. They grin at one another and type messages back and forth. Josh always calls Christa "silly girl" and tells her how much he loves her and misses her and that she can call him any time. Christa then dictates her messages to me, insisting that I type them verbatim.
Christa loves sending and receiving e-cards. She knows how to use emoticons and she's a pro with a cell phone.
Me? I'm just thankful that I'm a Mommy-come-lately in the Internet age--and I'm taking every advantage of it to help my far-flung family stay connected.

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