As I was sitting here just now, I got a notification on my phone that I had a new photo in my Samuel Photostream. Of course I clicked on it and there, delivered directly to my phone is a photo that my son took of my grandson just moments before. How cool is that? Technology is so wonderful!
We’ve been staying in touch by using the shared photostream on our phones for about six months. Nathan and Sarah can select with whom they want to share the photos, then send a request, which I accepted (of course). Also on the shared photostream are Alan and Sarah’s mom. Once the photos are delivered you can comment on the photo, “like” it, share or save it to your own phone.
From the very first photo taken just hours after his birth (sent the old-fashioned way…via email), to the FaceTime call when they arrived home, our first view of him actually moving, the technology of the iPhone, its camera, and apps have been so important to our connection to Samuel. I will forever treasure the first video I took of Alan holding his infant grandson. Taken with my phone of course.
I love the way that new technology allows me to stay in touch and up to date on what is going on in my grandson’s life (and his mom and dad’s lives too, of course). Even when I can’t be there, I can see Samuel growing, smiling, crawling, and eventually walking and talking.
What kind of new technology helps you stay connected with your family and friends? Is it as important to you as it is to me?