He opened the package and followed the directions to transfer all of his photos, contacts, messages etc. to his "new" phone.
At dinner he is bummed because his photos didn't all transfer as some of them were in messages. So I began sending him photos. It was a task and well, we bored of it and went back to visiting before dinner (Note: We were out to dinner and waiting on our meal while doing this).
When we got home, he deleted all of the messages from me on his "old" phone as there were personal messages on there that, although no one would really care & I suppose we shouldn't have either ~ but they were deleted. Jeff made the comment "I won't have any of your messages on my new phone". Bummed.
This morning Jeff picks up his phone to see how its working and BAM! All of the messages from his old phone transferred to the new phone over night... well ALL except for THE MESSAGES FROM ME because in my "delete all" moment, I showed him the application for deleting ALL my messages so he didn't have to sift through them one by one. DUMMY ME! Had we not done that, he'd have all of my messages today. When he realized that the messages came through (from others) he looked at me "I don't have any of the messages from since we were married." And he looked a little bummed.... well, as bummed as guys get about "silly" things like this.
I'm not going to lie. It warmed my heart that the simple text that we exchange between one another mean something to him. YES we send the "How many bags of pellets? and Did you feed the horses?" messages, but we also share the how much I love you today for absolutely no reason other than to remind you I'm blessed you are mine messages as well.
It was a reality check of technology for me. I love (love!) hand written notes, even if just a sticky note on my desk telling me to have a nice day... I appreciate very much when people put a pen to paper and share their thoughts, feelings & kindness.
I suppose in the days of technology which I am living in, I need to be more appreciative of the way people communicate via text, email, facebook, instagram, twitter.. and the like. It really shouldn't matter it is not a pen on paper and I can't hold it in my hands and save it forever... which I am going to admit - I DO SAVE special cards, notes etc. I need to embrace the gesture in the moment and appreciate the sharing. And just as I reminded my husband this morning when he mentioned the bummer in losing all of those messages....I'm going to send him more. MANY MORE and if he saved every message I sent him, he'd need a very large memory card in his phone. Nice that I can tell him all over again how much I love him, how much I appreciate him, how truly blessed I am to have him in my life.
For all of my bragging about hand written notes, I must too admit that I'm a TEXT MESSAGE sender... I so appreciate that in the middle of the day when I'm thinking of someone and have no reason at all to call or bother them, I can send a note (text) which may read "I love you", "Thinking of you", "How are you?" "Good luck on your test" or send a funny joke or thought. My grandmother who is 91 is a BIG TEXTER, which really cracks me up! She is where I found my love for letters, so I suppose she too is where I find my appreciation for text. Like the messages from my children and husband, I also save all of the text from my grandmother. I try and send a note(text) to her daily. She is on the East coast, too far away! And it is nice that I can send an instant message and she receives it in minutes... rather than send a letter that takes days. (Oh I still send them!)
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24
Today I encourage you to use your phone to tell someone you are thinking of them, you miss them, wish them a Merry Christmas season, encourage them or simply tell them have a good day. It is amazing the power of kind words ~ no matter how you send and receive them!