I received a text message from my younger niece, Ashley, last night. It read, “hey! wanted to tell you I just made my first banana bread! but I used oatmeal flour and added white chocolate chips! :)”
I am happy as a clam (funny phrase, isn’t it) that Ashley texted me her news. Having no children of my own, I am immensely grateful for my relationship with my nieces and nephews. They are my link to the next generation and generations to come. They keep me as hip as I possibly can be and they are the reason I keep up with technology! Texting has kept me in contact with my nieces throughout their college careers and I can glimpse into their lives and the life of my older nephew on Facebook (no, I don’t consider it stalking)!