Friday, December 19, 2014

Precious grandchildren...

On Tuesday evening as I was preparing dinner, my Skype phone rang. 

I answered and was thrilled to see oldest granddaughter and -son, Eryn and Joshua. We chatted across the kilometers between Tanzania and their home in South Africa. Grant stood behind me and while we spoke, four-year-old Elijah popped into view. He shouted "Hallo Granddad" with great gusto. They were most excited as their dad was due home next week; just after Christmas they're all traveling by Landcruiser to their other home in Mozambique. We asked them where their sisters Bethany (five-and-a-half), baby Kerren (eight months old) and brother, Israel, two-and-a-half, were;  they were told their were being bathed by their mama. Then the signal faded and we all said goodbye. 

I 'd just returned to the kitchen when my Skype phone rang again. I returned to my desk and answered. It was Israel - he's the two-and-a-half-year-old ! With his sweet face upside down up against the Skype camera, he shouted: "Hello Granddad!" 

Grant came back to the computer and chatted to Israel. Next minute Baby Kerren appeared (Obviously Eryn was holding her) and as Grant and I both called out her name, she gazed at the screen! 
Baby Kerren with Irael on the right of the screen and Elijah in the background! 

Beautiful baby Kerren with her gorgeous blue eyes and casual Israel sitting alongside! 

Finally we all said goodbye; the children promised to Skype often, especially from Mozambique. In the ensuing silence, Grant and I looked at each other and in one voice said: 

"Now that was lovely!" 

Here's wishing you all a happy Friday. 


  1. It is lovely :-) So cool how one can talk to and see others across the miles these days. I'm afraid I don't use Skype much and not on my phone, laptop or tablet. Only on my desktop which doesn't have webcam. People often wonder why, lol.

  2. Those are big eyes! I wonder if some grandparents would prefer to Skype rather then see the little bundles in person! Haha!

    Sorry, too late to be blogging. Happy Friday.

  3. Hi Jo I do not know what I would do without Skype when Judith is so far away. It means the world is a smaller place and I, like you can keep in contact and see out grand children growing up even they do live on the other side of the world for me.

  4. they are all so precious and fantastic you cand skype with them

  5. Such a lovely treat. Technology is amazing to let us communicate across the world with our family and friends.


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