The physical distance means nothing when it comes to love.
Whether you live across town or across the country, this is the same as being in a distant land. Our world is huge but still small and new technology makes it smaller still, easier than ever to stay up front and personal with family and friends.
This morning I laughed and talked with my grandson, age seven and granddaughter, age four. Their mother and father continued with the morning regime, making breakfast. I love SKYPE, as it keeps them alive and us in love with their smiling faces. Talking with them and getting to see them read, play or color is almost as good as being there with them.
With two working parents, plus active children the family is busy. Almost too busy for grandparents. If you are close to them miles-wise, you can see them in ball games, plays, contests, school activities and more. Being with them is always to be cherished. Most grandparents enjoy the grandkids with more enthusiasm than they did their own children.
We miss them, but we also enjoy Facebook posts and pictures, our SKYPE calls and stay in touch one way or another almost daily. Our grandkids are four to 24 years old.
We are proud of all our children and they are all wonderful parents. Just a little brag from a mother and grandmother far away in Panama. For us, the physical distance means nothing when it comes to love for our families.
My husband and I enjoy a busy life with friends here. We are not bored. We are staying in Boquete, Panama. The health improvements alone are worth the distance away from the kids and grandkids. Yet it is only a four-hour flight to most of the family from Panama.
Some of our friends here at a birthday party. We live a good life in Boquete.
The first picture top left is Sarah, age 4, who lives in Charlotte, NC.
The Tin Man and Scarecrow are Noah, age 7 and Olivia, age 4 of Houston, Texas.
The next photo in the middle is my son Danny Dutton, DVM with Noah and Olivia.
The left group is of friends in Boquete, with my husband Arne towards the middle.
The picture on the right is my daughter KaLinda and son J.T. age 12.
The last photo on hte left is of KaLinda with Dakota, Donivan and JT.
The last photo at the bottom is of Noah and Olivia