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With Skype, Families Stay Together

Skype_LogoYou’ve heard of Skype, right? It’s an online phone service, really. Skype is versatile, allowing for instant message-type conversations, audio and even video conferencing. I’ve used it myself every now and again.

My favorite use of Skype is for family get-togethers. A little over a year ago, we were celebrating Hubby’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. An aunt was very ill and in the hospital, rendering her unable to come to the party. Between Hubby and a couple of amazing people at the hospital, a Skype conversation was set up and Mom and Dad got a great surprise that day.

I didn’t get to hear them talk because I was out in the hall, blubbering.

We’ve also used the service to chat with other distant family members, which is just so special. There’s not much better than connecting with family, especially on holidays. Soldiers deployed in far-off countries also get a chance to see families using Skype. I can’t imagine how torturous it would be to not at least see my kids sometimes.

This video is especially sweet, of a mom and dad who were thousands of miles apart but were able to stay connected via Skype during one of the most important days of their lives. Enjoy!

So sweet.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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    • May 9, 2013, 7:21 am

      Thanks for sharing the video. Indeed, software applications like Skype helps family to stay together. Even physically apart, you can talk and see them online. And good thing was it’s free.
      Grayson´s last blog post ..Semi-truck driver killed trying to help other car accident victim

      • Amy LeForge
        May 9, 2013, 10:40 am

        Exactly, Grayson! It’s so great that we get to maintain family bonds at such distances. I didn’t remember to mention the free thing either, oops. I also appreciate the option to use the paid service and save money on phone calls around the world.