I know these days it is popular to hate technology, and how it has overtaken our lives. While I’m not interested in arguing the point with anybody, I would like to say I am a 60+ grandmother who has embraced the advances of the digital information age. In the past few weeks, I’ve:
- had a video chat with my eight-year-old grandson, whose animated facial expressions could not hide his excitement in telling us some news,
- watched, in real time through live streaming, that same grandson be baptized by his father at his church, while we were over 1,000 miles away,
- texted my 80+ year-old mother about that news (please don’t tell her I posted her age! Never mind, she will see it anyway)
- got a photo of my youngest grandson on my phone, while hundreds of miles away,
- saw my middle grandson’s baseball team photo posted on social media, as a highlight of the community’s parks and rec department,
- listened to a sermon from my Pastor, even though I had been unable to sit in person last Sunday,
- corresponded, through emails, phones and texts, with more than 50 clients – many of whom I have never met – serving their needs, while hanging out in my RV office under the most beautiful blue sky and red rocks a person can imagine.