Keeping Things in Perspective

My husband surprised me with an iPhone a couple of weeks ago for my birthday. Justin was so impressed with the technology that he couldn’t stand not having one. A few days later, Justin bought himself an iPhone. Early Christmas present for him, I suppose.

The next step was to get rid of our home phone and go completely cellular, which we did Sunday night. However, even though Justin made it clear we wanted a stand-alone DSL line, the AT&T rep misunderstood and disconnected it.

Monday morning I woke up, ready to get online and work on my blog, when I discovered we didn’t have Internet access. Not exactly the way I wanted to start my week.

It’s now Tuesday afternoon, and I’m on my laptop at the library. Even though this situation is slightly frustrating and more than mildly inconvenient, I’m thankful. Things could certainly be much worse.

I’m thankful to have a new iPhone.
I’m thankful the library offers wi-fi…for free.
I’m thankful that my daughters are playing on the computers so I can write.
I’m thankful AT&T should have our Internet up and running by the end of the week.
I’m thankful that we will actually save money each month when all this is said and done.
I’m thankful for the brief break I’ve had from the computer (it was actually nice!).

Just trying to keep everything in perspective. This computer issue is a minor one in the grand scheme of things. Actually, it’s a welcome diversion from a much weightier situation going on in my life. Perhaps I will share more at a later time, but for now, all I ask if that you pray. Tomorrow I will be traveling to Kansas City to be with my family. If you think of it, please ask the Lord to be very near to us during an extremely difficult time. Thank you.