Wednesday, January 20, 2010

cell phone to the rescue

dear emily,

a few months ago i sent a text to my dear friend, annie, and
her reply was, "@#XTL&!"  i called her and said, "oh sorry,
i didn't know that you didn't text!"

she responded, "i'm getting a lot better!" :)

we walk and pray together about once a week, and i am
always after her to recite the copious amount of scripture
she memorizes.  recently, annie mentioned  that she sends a
daily scripture to her precious daughter who lives far away.

i asked her if she could send it to me, too.  when she
paused a second, i wondered if she knew about the email
'Cc column',  but then she smiled sweetly and said, "sure!"

imagine my surprise the next day to receive a text of
scripture that filled my screen four times!  my thumbs hurt
to think about it...  and when had she learned to text?

"well," she said, "r. is working so hard and might not
check her computer but she always checks her phone."

i put that in the supermom category!


"many women do noble things, but you surpass them all!"
proverbs 31:29

endearing cell phones

dear emily,

it worries me to imagine who my children love best in the world.
i suspect it might be their cell phones.  not sure whether they
think of them in masculine or feminine terms,  but am certain
they consider them in terms of endearment.

they fuss at me for not keeping mine with me at all times and
scold me for calling it a car-phone.  does that hurt its feelings?
i hope not, because mine has been in the car for eight straight

when i reclaim it, there will probably be an emphatic message
asking, "mom! why don't you ever...?"  i immediately delete

occasionally, one of my darlings will start a conversation
like this, " hey mom, how is your cell phone?"

is that a trick question?

it is tempting to respond, "oh, it's ok, but a little under the

if i really want to frustrate them, i might say, "great!  but it
keeps making this annoying ringing noise."

hans just told me that if i don't turn it off while we are
flying, it will keep searching all day.

for what?????


"call to Me, and I will answer you and tell you great and
mysterious things."  jeremiah 33:3