Thursday, October 25, 2007


Yay! My computer has been returned, safe and sound. I did a little happy dance and just pray it holds up for a while this least until I finish my novel!

Yes, I learned a couple lessons along the way, one of which you can read about in my last blog. Here's another lesson I learned (incidentally, both lessons were taught by my 10 year old daughter. That's right - TEN.)

A couple days ago, I stopped by the computer store with my daughter to check on my baby (because they weren't calling me at my required regular intervals of twice per day). They explained a couple of things they thought it could be, both that would require major surgery. When my daughter and I got in the car, I started stressing.

Immediately, I said things like, "What if they don't know what they're doing?" and "What if this ends up costing us a fortune?"

Blah, blah, blah.

My daughter looked at me and said, "Mom. Stop worrying about it." She then proceeded to tell me a story she learned in church last week about faith. She wrapped up her lesson with, "You're supposed to pray, Mom - not worry."

Alrighty then.

There's nothing like a ten-year-old putting you in your place to make the lightbulb flicker a little brighter.

It turned out fine and, as I said, the surgery was successful. Even the surgery on our checkbook wasn't that bad.

LOOK IT UP: Philippians 4:6


Cathy West said...

YAY! Glad your computer got worked out!!
Now get back to work!

Lisa B @ simply His said...

My name is Lisa. I am a computer addict too.

I'm smiling from ear to ear. Your 10-year old sounds just like my 8-year old daughter. I so totally understand your pain. I need to cut back on my computer use too, but it calls my name if I'm in a different room ... ack, looks like I need to get on my knees and pray hard!