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The current technological age allows for real-time connections between grandparents and their grandchildren. The only requirement for instant communication is an Internet connection or a mobile phone.


My children talk to their grandparents using Face Time for Ipad and Iphone, and Skype on the computer.  It is easier than ever for grandparents to connect. I have a three-month-old baby at home and my parents live three hours away.  By using technology, my parents can continue to see their grandchildren grow even when they can’t be physically present.


Recently, my three-year-old daughter accepted Christ into her heart, as she was getting ready for bed.  We were very excited. We could include both sets of grandparents in this wonderful experience because we could call them and talk face-to-face over the Face Time app on our Ipad.


It was a great night for everyone as we celebrated what God had done in the heart of my daughter.  My parents were in the middle of their church small group and the entire group shared in the excitement.  Technology can’t replace actually being with someone, but it sure beats not seeing each other at all.

Cyle Young
Cyle Young
Cyle a binge writer, pastor, and cinnamon roll savant. He spends his day devising how to make the world a better place through the Gospel of Jesus and creating fantastic adventure for his fantasy characters in The Last Waveson novels. He is co-creator of All Out Sports and an avid indoorsman. :) He likes air conditioning more than fleas, ticks, or wasps.

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