Monday, January 9, 2012

Dear Lord

Please help the computer teacher in my Mother's computer class. She needs all the patience and humor you can give her.

Lord, I am sure you remember the last time Mother tried this. She called me every Monday and Wednesday night after class. I knew it was her from the weeping on the other end.

"Mother? What is wrong?"

Weeping.

"Mother?? Tell me. What is wrong?"

"If I could remember how to turn the computer on, I bet the class would be easier!" she would wail and then hang up.

I'd call back, Lord, you remember, and talk with her about writing it all down so that she could remember it. And, Lord, you remember that she and I had this long talk about how it was important to keep trying to learn new things. And, remember??, we discussed how she wasn't too old to learn new things. You remember that, right?

Well, Lord, she has decided to try again. This is why I am talking with you. She just called. Laughing. Hysterically.

"Listen to this question!" she began. "What do you know how to do with email?"

She read a long list of things, including sending it, creating folders, and so forth.

"What did you answer?" I bravely asked.

"What is email?"

Lord, please keep this teacher in your special care. I think she is going to need it.

5 comments:

  1. Akkk, LOL, oh my goodness. Bless your mother for trying, bless the teacher for helping and bless you for being a good daughter xoxo Clarice

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  2. Dear Matty,

    My mother would be right be there with yours in a class! They could commiserate and feel better. :)

    Thank you for the comment you just left on my blog; I'm still waiting with bells on for my book (the mailman is still recovering from Christmas). ;)

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  3. Hi Matty! This experience definitely falls under the: "Bless her heart!" category. :) It's great that she is willing to try again, perhaps this time it will click for her. My husband's grandma who is 95 just got her own computer! You could have knocked us over with a feather when we received her first email. It said: "I hope I'm doing this right. Love Grandma, now what do I press.." Then two minutes later another one came through: "Did you get this are you there?" :) She has the hang of it now though and is so enjoying getting pictures from all the relatives. I think that was her biggest motivation. I hope you had a good first day back at work, have a nice evening! Delisa :)

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  4. LOL!! Oh my... praying for your momma and her teacher!

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  5. Special blessings for all involved! (-:

    My Dad's style - for the short time he thought he would use a computer - was to hit keys. If at all confused, hit a key - any key - at any time - continuously.

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Warmly,

Matty