We had a computer crisis this week and it just made me want to remind you all to back up your computers if it's been a while! We used to be good about doing it monthly, but this time it had been since before Christmas, so when our computer went kaput this week, I was really nervous. But after 48 minutes on the phone with a guy whose accent was very hard to understand, especially on top of my rowdy kids who just couldn't seem to behave and leave the room....let's just say we had some major conversations after that phone call and a few consequences... we got it working again!!!! I was not a happy mama during that phone call, except for the fact that the man was helping me bring my computer back to life! I kept having to remind myself that "this phone call might be monitored for quality assurance purposes..." Why was I more concerned about that than the fact that God is the one who is more concerned with the quality of my heart and the way I was treating my kids by yelling under my breath (if that's possible) and treating them not calmly to try to get them to leave the room. Sometimes looking back on a situation I can't believe I couldn't find a better solution to a problem than what I was trying. I know other things play into that like the fact that I was a little stressed with the computer, and that I had to strain to hear the wonderful computer man and understand him, and that "computer" is not my first language. In our house we are really working on having our kids obey us the first time we ask something of them, and then we can discuss it after they've followed through if they still feel the need. Let's just say it doesn't come naturally.
But I'm thrilled that our computer is back to life and we didn't lose anything, we just had to "reinstall our operating system". So go back up all your stuff, it would be sad to lose all those wonderful photos and music and everything else. :-)