A few blogs ago, I wrote about our oldest son, Lee, being re-deployed to Iraq to help train the Iraqi police force. Several of you responded with kind words and prayers for Lee and all our troops in the Middle East, and I'm eternally grateful for your support.
We've been able to stay in touch until now through email and Facebook. Last night, though, was way cool! Moments after we installed Yahoo Messenger on our laptop, a ringing sound emanated from the speakers, and as we clicked the appropriate buttons, Lee's handsome face popped up on the screen and said, "Hey, greetings from Baghdad!" We chatted for about 45 minutes and even got a tour of his quarters!
You could not imagine such a thing just a few short years ago. Imagine how such high technology could have helped ease people's minds back home during WW II or the Vietnam War!
So, though our son is 10 time zones away, we can still sort of be in the same room with him, and that is just a whole lot more calming for us all.
If you think we're happy, you are correct.
There's a bonus key word in this blog. Hint: it's in bold and italicized!