Family and Friend Connections
Summer is leaving and autumn is arriving, just look at those leaves falling. I go outside with Frodo and we explore the yard. He's sniffing to see who's been around (deer, squirrel, skunk, raccoon, rabbit, bear..) and I take in the beauty of a season emerging.
Yesterday was stressful. I woke up early like always and received a text from my son-in-law that my daughter was in ER. The doctors quickly diagnosed appendicitis and scheduled surgery for later that morning. I was tethered to texts, receiving news and spreading news, asking for prayers.
All is well so far, she stayed overnight and the surgeon is pleased with the surgery. Since she is in CA, the time difference is three hours, so I'm waiting for when she wakes up and texts me this morning. She is supposed to be discharged today, fingers crossed.
I am thankful for my connections to my family and friends through texts and messaging. What a blessing to have technology be a help. Each text received uplifting my spirits and managing my stresses.
I frequently bemoan how technology is a distraction, a wait of time and crowds out my being creative and productive. I'll waste time reading news feeds or other such nonproductive pursuits. Today I'm here to say, thank you technology! Thank you for tethering me to important people and helping me through a stressful day.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I've got some fun things planned and cannot wait to share them with you on Sunday night.