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Beginner's Heart

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Technology — and loving sons — is a winning combination. My younger son emailed today, asking for book suggestions. The email said he was getting ready to go to India.

Now, I knew this. But you didn’t call first? And you know what? He meant next week, Mom, so chill.

Which I did. Eventually.

AFTER the Skype call. 🙂

Let’s hear it for technology. Let’s hear it for being able to call your son on a computer, see his handsome face and Viking beard (sooo appropriate, since he’s currently in Sweden), and visit.

Let’s hear it for back-facing cameras, that let him see his father’s new boot, the knee scooter my beloved whizzes through the downstairs on, and us.

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Beginner’s hearts need connection, especially w/family. We need to visit, ideally over tea, but even over wifi will do. Or other tech. At lunch, my sister bragged that her youngest had FaceBooked friends that going to university w/ her mom was ‘dope.’ We sighed, happy to have such wonderful kids.

And happy that our mutual use of technology affirms & enriches those connections, immeasurably. If I can’t be w/ you? Skype (or FB) is a passable 2nd & 3rd. Not as good as tea, of course, but still passable!

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