“Oh no, where Grammy go?” …the heartbreaking words uttered from Cameron as he watched Grammy’s airplane take off into the sky back to Scotland.
Mason, his twin, had minutes before uttered the sweet words to his Grammy, “Don’t worry Grammy, I take you home.” As he tried to join her through the security line, with his little Thomas the tank roller bag in tow.
A special bond was formed on this visit.
The twins are now 2.5 years old and able to remember people, places and things and express themselves better. They last saw my mum six months before at my brother’s wedding.
Thanks to technology – especially through video conferencing on the phones, the boys have been able to see their Grandmother’s face since then, as they chat. When she arrived at the airport this visit, Mason grabbed her hand and started walking with her straight away. Technology helped sustain the memory and relationship even though they hadn’t seen each other for months.
Technology often gets a bad rap – kids spend too much time in front of the TV, their game consoles or various modes of technology. I have to agree with this to a certain degree, but sometimes technology can have huge benefits like helping foster relationships for those families spread far and wide. With the invention of Skype, Google hangouts and Facetime on the Iphone, the world seems a little smaller and loved ones a little closer.
Of course technology will never replace the special moments loved ones share face to face, but it sure makes it a little easier when we are forced to be separated.
Has technology been a blessing or a curse for your family? While you ponder that here are some wonderful moments between the boys and their Grammy on her last visit.
Happy Birthday Mum! We love you xoxox