Thursday, June 11, 2009

Welcome to Thankful Thursday for June 11, 2009


Good Afternoon Lovlies
Hope your day is going Rosy.
And.................Welcome to Thankful Thursday!
I had already decided on Tuesday what my post for
today would be, but as much as I tried to get it posted,
nothing seemed to work, so I decided to take a lil nap,
and realized the Lord had other plans.
So................
I want you to know I am incredibly Thankful this
week for modern technology, especially cell phones
and texting!! Both of which I have always pretty
much taken for granted until now. I never use
texting myself, but I do use the cell phone mostly
when I am out, to call home, and mostly for talking
with my family.
But this week has been different, with my son
hiking the Appalachian trail, it has been an
exquisite gift and blessing to have been able
to receive 2 text messages from him, to let
us know he is AOK. What a thrill it has been
for not only me but his dad as well.
Today's message read:
Everything is going well, I stayed at (blank)
because of rain, and will be hiking to (blank) today.
I have met a lot of people so far.
(You are told in the books not to be giving itinerary
over the net. That is why I never say specifics, just
in case you were wondering.)
That was great to hear because I pictured
him out in the wilderness with no other
human around. So that was a relief .
We have a book that has all
the stopping places in it, so we know exactly
where he is at or where he is coming from and
where he is going to.
If it were not for texting and cell service
this would not be the case, so we are so
humbly indebted to the people who developed
these wonderful lil gadgets.
If your have a loved one, friend or neighbor
who sells or works with or develops cell phones
please give them a big hug for us,
and tell them what a great job they are
doing and how much it has blessed
our family and why.
I think so many times especially people
who work in fields like that, ( we know cause my
husband is an engineer) they don't get much
feedback on how their product is helping
others, so I can't help but think the Lord
knows there is someone out there wondering
if what they do matters.
If they are someone you know,
tell them it matters, and it matters very
much. It has brought extra peace and joy
to my family that is for sure, and of course,
we are able to text him back, so I am
sure it matters to our son as well.
I leave you with this verse from
Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not for men.
Thanks for checking in,
Have a great Evening..................
Hugs & Blessings,
Nellie

3 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Glad you were able to hear from your son. I also am thrilled with the technology of cell phones, but even more the internet! I love being able to connect with these wonderful people who are really becoming great friends!! You included! Enjoy your Friday!

BECKY said...

Hey Gal!! It is so great that you can communicate with him while he's gone!! I know that gives your heart peace.

Hope you have a great Friday!! Thanks for your prayers for me!! Everything went great!! It's good to be home!!

Love and hugs,
Becky

Neabear said...

I love the ability to text message. Because of being hard of hearing, I don't talk on phones at all. So to text has opened up doors of communication I never had before. Like texting my kids just because. With one in Florida and one in Illinois, I love being able to just touch base with them now and then. I would not be able to do that if it were not for text messaging.