I had pretty much checked out of the technology age, and except for using computers at work, was happy to remain ignorant. Surprise! Apparently, one cannot adopt in this day and age without being tech savvy. So, I've had to learn all kinds of things. I've been IMing, faxing, scanning, blogging, and on and on... You know that old children's rhyme, "for want of a nail a shoe was lost...etc," till finally at the end a kingdom is lost, "all for want of a nail." I was beginning to feel a bit panicky, as in, "a child was lost, all for want of computer skills..." God is good, though, and he has led me by the hand. I feel his hand on mine, and apparently he's a computer whiz, because I've stumbled through what I need to do so far, and things are being accomplished, amazingly enough.
I keep saying, "amazingly enough" which David thinks is silly. "Why do you keep getting amazed? Where's your trust?" Easy for him to say. I'm doing all the paperwork! Okay, I will give him this, that he's trying to finish nursing school while I've put all this in our laps. I keep saying that the timing seems all wrong, but it's really all right, if you know what I mean. God knows when it's right, and when he says it's right, it's right! And, he works it all out. So far, so good. I keep bumping into roadblocks, and I keep saying, "Lord, you're the father to the fatherless. These kids are your responsibility until you hand them off to us. You've got to make this happen, or it isn't going to!" Okay, okay, technically I know they're still his, even after he hands them over to us, but you know what I mean...
Now that I'm so tech savvy, I had a three-way IM conversation with two of my daughters. It was fun, and silly, and because we all love language, there was a lot of nonsense. They had to remind me that I'm uncool, but that's okay, because I wasn't cool before I was a mother. I wasn't even cool when I was young. David likes to remind me of how he took pity on me and married me, even though my coolness quotient was so much lower than his. Actually, he would never say "coolness quotient." That's the kind of thing that nerds say. Guilty as charged!
Whatever You Do
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