My mom and I spent the whole afternoon trying to figure out a way to have a video call with my grandma, who we haven’t seen since the social isolation began. My grandparents, more that any of us, can’t be near anyone right now because of their age but I miss my grandma and my mom misses her mom.

After spending a few hours trying to figure out what would be the best and easiest way to do this, we finally decided to call her using Facebook. It wasn’t easy at first but a call between just my mom and grandma ended up including me and and my aunt in Florida too. My grandpa also got to talk and say hi to us.

The best part was seeing how happy she was to see us. We can talk on the phone but just hearing someone’s voice is not the same as seeing them, especially at a time like this. It’s difficult times when you need your family the most and being far away from them is not easy.

We are lucky that we have all this technology like Facebook, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype and so many other that let us stay see and hear each other when we can’t be together.

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