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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Simplicity in life - or as close as we can get these days!

Well, I'll admit it now, I'm not the greatest "blogger" in the world, but I'll give this a shot!

Me, being the not-so-cautious person that I am, have lost yet another cell phone. I don't know how these things happen to me, but they do. Cell phones, digital camera, laptop!, basically anything electronic. They are all continually dropped by me on a pretty regular basis. Well my cell phone began falling apart bit by bit recently. I was soon left with no screen at all, but the ability to still use the buttons. Soon after that it stopped using the capability to charge, so it died and there was nothing I could do about it. It has now become Ethne's play phone. :)

It has been about two weeks now without my cell phone. But what was at first a much inconvenience to me, has since become a peaceful blessing. (Now, if you asked my father I don't believe he would say the same thing! But for me, it has been nice.) It has been a little more difficult to communicate with people, but truly has been so peaceful.

If I want to take a nap, I have no fear of my phone ringing. If I'm busy with a lot of work, there is no phone to interrupt my concentration. I have found myself simply walking to classes with a notebook, pen, and ID card (because without that you are nothing and can do nothing on this OC campus!). It has been very nice taking along just the bare necessities with me, instead of loading up a purse and backpack. During quiet times with my Lord, it has really given me the ability to disconnect from the world and spend truly intimate time with Him. It has just been a very nice experience for me.

Simplicity. It has made my life very simple. I do believe when I get a new phone, I will be turning it off from time to time. :)


Jeanne said...

Sounds wonderful! Maybe I'll try turning mine off too! I do like being able to talk to you though without getting aching hands from so much IMing! It's been fun though. I love all those little smiley face icons!!!!!!

Brenda said...

I often wonder what I would do without my cell phone or laptop. However, if the phone went away, I'm not sure I would be too heart broken. I love being able to talk to Chad during the day as much as I want...however, it takes away from what we use to have when I looked forward to him coming home to just talk about his day. Now we do that at least twice an hour with the phones. Really makes me miss those intimate moments with God, and everyone else.

Shane Coffman said...

Take good care of my child this week, ok? ;)

Vanessa said...

haha! Of course I will Shane! I'm sure we'll become real good friends! :)

Brenda said...

Ha! I just came back to check on your phone and re-read my comment...You'll laugh! I dropped my phone in water today. Well...that's the end of that I guess. Someone's trying to simplify me! ha!

Brenda said...

Okay...and now that I can't even express what I really want to type...I came back to check on your BLOG not your PHONE. Sheesh! I may not make it 24 hours!

Vanessa said...

Very nice Brenda! I'll be keeping you in my prayers! haha!

Brenda said...

Hey!!! My phone dried out and it WORKS!!! YAY!!! God is good!