Saturday, September 22, 2012

In Bed with Technology

Not often does one get to see the private side of an author.  That is right! I am calling myself an author.  Upon Jeff Goins recommendation we must call ourselves what we hope to be.
That is first priority before I type one word.

I have been trying to start this post for a long time with life interruptions.  I don't want to bore you with my list that probably matches yours in length.
One big thing happened along the way to writing.......adding relevance later in the post.
I became a grandmother.

So many of my friends have become grandmothers recently, and my sister has been a grandmother for a while and they all told me how amazing it feels.  They were right.  I was so blessed to be a part of my first granddaughters coming into this world.  I was able to operate in my love language.......serve, cook, clean and go fetch whatever someone needs that will make their life even just one pair of underwear better.
Here is our newest girl to the family tree.  
Mary Ann Ellis born September 11, 2012 weighing in at 6lbs 15oz.  

What does she or any of this have to do with technology.  EVERYTHING!
Seeing your child go through what my daughter went through, what I went through, what all mothers go through to birth a child was the most important step for me to becoming a grandmother.  Watching she and her husband become parents together, make life changing decisions together, and welcoming their first born into their family was beyond any training.  She took everything she had learned in life up to that point and exhausted through the pain of childbirth.  What a reward we all have in childbirth and especially the mothers.  I felt like I had become Mama bear X2.  

I saw every wire, needle, hose and mask place on my daughter as she plunged into motherhood with full force.  Those needles and wires were all connected to technology.  The doctors could monitor each mother in labor from a hall office like lab where four or five flat screens were up for all nurses and doctors to see.  Anytime a bell would ring or a light would blink it was connected to those screens. 

She was literally in bed with technology.

That is not exactly what I meant by this statement.  I realized this granddaughter will never know a world without technology.  She will not have grown up as I having lived through the era of cell phones and discovery of internet and cyber space.  The beginning ages of the age if information.  
"The Information Age is a period that will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely, and to have instant access to information that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. The idea is linked to the concept of a digital age or digital revolution, and carries the ramifications of a shift from traditional industry that the industrial revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on the manipulation of information, i.e., an information society."  According to Wikipedia.

"In the book of Daniel, he first says the vision was concluded, and thus the faithful might rest satisfied in looking for nothing beyond it. For we know how restless are the fancies of mankind, and how insane a disease is a vain curiosity. God is aware of what is useful for our information, and so he adopts his method of teaching to our capacity and profit". Matthew Henry

We have almost all bought in, gotten on board, signed up, logged in,  shared and climbed into bed with this new way of communicating.  God knows our restless minds and hearts with our fancies for mankind's curiosities.  He also is aware of what is useful for us and what is not.  
Thank goodness He is watching our backs. 

I think I have learned a lot from technology.  I am thankful to live in such an age as this.
However, do I really need to check my Facebook page before retiring?  Maybe not, but the fact that I can also watch a movie with my sweetie in bed is awesome.  I get to see pictures of this precious new baby on Instagram or read a book that I will soon publish.
These are the things we crave and the times we live in.  God is so good to allow.

We are in bed with technology hook, line and sinker.
For some of us its life changing and for others my hope is that it's changing lives.

Thanks for reading and watching my life unfold.


  1. Awesome writing, mrs author, yes you are! As i travel from arizona to california in this new technology car (hybrid prius) and use my tablet to read this! Yes i love technology! Love you my friend and congrats again grandma!

  2. Congrats Grandma! What a fabulous post.


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