Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thank GOD and Logitech!

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you've definitely heard me whine about the fact that we don't get to see our grandkids often. Pop-Pop and I are literally stuck in the middle, geographically, about 500 miles away from everybody we love.

It's a dilemma because we feel if we move in one direction or the other, it's sorta like choosing between our kids/grandkids. Ever the teacher, I made you a visual aid to illustrate this concept. (Rachel and Travis have 3 dogs + Avery, so they've dubbed the new baby #5. That's TEMPORARY, so don't get worked up.)

So now you feel my pain.

I cried for a hundred miles
the last time we left SC.

So ANYWAY, we "visit" via our Logitech webcam a lot. Last night, Rachel and Travis called to ask if we'd like to sneak in a quick webcam before dinner. I dropped the super-secret sewing project I was working on, turned off the burner under the homemade veggie soup and we plonked ourselves down in front of the computer.


As he's done hundreds of times,
Travis said, "Avery, what does the cow say?"
Before we could all chorus the answer,
Avery said, "Mmmmmmmmmmooo!"

We all sat there in stunned silence before breaking into a round of applause. Travis got him to say it over and over. Avery was so pleased with himself that he was shrieking in delight.

If you're not a grandparent, this might all seem pretty mundane. If you're a grandparent who sees your grandkids daily, it might be hard to relate. But for us, it was like witnessing a MIRACLE! Thank God (and Logitech) for our digital miracle!


  1. Modern technology is something! I grew up missing my grandmother when my parents moved us to FL from NY. I would have loved to have a way beside a telephone to talk to her. We wrote letters and talked on the phone. Back then, the telephone was for a short conversation, not like now. Congratulations on Avery's first!

  2. What a sweet story, Robin! Thank you so much for sharing this on our HMP Community! It's indeed a miracle to witness any 'first' from a baby whom you love, especially if it's your child or grandchild. Technology makes everything possible to share easily these days and that's a miracle in itself. :)