I am a mother of three boys and one girl, my youngest son Walker is developmentally delayed with no diagnosis, I am divorced and re-married, living life as I never imagined. I may be cynical, but I try to see the world as it is.... no frills but plenty of laughs.
For two weeks I have had no cell phone service. Actually, I've had service, just not a working phone. I took it to my local store and they suggested I buy a new battery, but of course the phone I had, they no longer make so they had to order me one from some distant warehouse. When that finally arrived, it didn't help, so then I tried a new charger, again, to no avail. So finally I relented and purchased a new phone.
The first few days without it I felt lost and disconnected. As I was driving I thought I could hear the little ring of my text messages coming in, then would realize that it couldn't be. After a few more days, I actually started wearing my watch. It had been months since I wore it since I always had my phone to tell me the time. Then by the end of the week I was feeling pretty liberated! I could run errands and not be afraid to check my messages. I even left my husband home with both kids and went to work for an eight hour shift and knew that if it was a REAL emergency he would call the store. It was nice!
So, now I am back connected. I have promised myself that I will keep my phone in my purse until I need it, and that I will not use it while driving. (no Oprah campaign here though) But i must admit, it is a pretty jazzy color of purple!