A little over a year ago, my Mom figured out texting. She was using a not-so-smart phone and it took her a bit longer to spit out a short, simple text. (Remember ... a-a-a? Pressing a number one, two, or three times to select the right letter?) But, she stayed with it and figured it out. She's upgraded her phone recently, so I don't think it is as difficult to send a lengthier text these days!
I know it is not her favorite go-to form of communication with me, but some days (or weeks) that's all we have. We had a set time every Saturday afternoon, when the girls were napping, to chat and talk and reflect on the week. That precious time is gone as now my four and a half year old babies aren't napping so much. And if they are, I'm napping too!
So, because my Mom knows I'll read my texts throughout the day, she has accepted this as an every day way to communicate. I love that she recently started sharing positive words, reminders, words of wisdom, or scripture passages each morning via text.
It's the perfect way to start my day. Her words provide me a moment to breathe.
I may not always have a chance to respond, but her words each morning mean the world to me, even when it is difficult to talk on the phone each week because of time or energy or both. She continues to stay connected and send me positive words.
A sampling of my "Mom's Wise Words" texts ... and two of my favorites:
Wouldn't you love to be reminded that you are enough? That you are chosen to change the world? And that God is the author of your life -- so don't worry so much? I'm the lucky one receiving the texts to breathe.Thanks, Mom, for your positive words. Keep them coming because those little words in your texts mean so much more than you will ever know.