Whoever invented skype is a genius. To have the idea to create a device that morphs sounds and megabyte images across countries and oceans, they certainly must have undergone a lot of critisism at first to have such an initiative. I owe this dude big time.
Last weekend I got to see all of my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins face-to-face as they 'assembly-lined' past the video cam to wish me a happy thanksgiving.... Making it a truly happy thanksgiving.
A couple times a month I schedule a skype with Darcie back in Wainfleet and she shows me her latest shopping purchases and the decoration progress on her new bedroom. The video option also allows for us to give our signature 'looks' which completes the third dimension of a perfect conversation.
A few weeks ago I also video skyped with my friend Sarah who was in Haiti for a month last summer. It was during Jean Marc and I's weekly guitar session, so her and her roommate got to listen to a few songs LIVE.
And one my fondest skype memory occurred just this morning.
Before church I sat at my kitchen table and talked to my parents who are in North Carolina for the weekend. Before we said goodbye, my dad spent some time praying for me, and when I closed my eyes, I almost felt like I was back in his office, doing our regular morning devotions and prayer like we've done during my years growing up. It's amazing to think that here in Haiti, I can still experience a taste of that.
Thank you Lord for family.
Thank you Lord for friends.
Thank you Lord for technology.
And thank you Lord for giving people brains to come up with things like skype.