Saturday, January 19, 2019


For many years Beth has answered my texts with one word, usually 'Okay'. Sometimes spelled okey. Sometimes it's Yes or No. Or 'Thanks' or 'Yes I did'. Just simple answers, one or two words.

Beth lives at a slow speed. She walks slower and when she does chores around the house it takes her longer to do them than it would you or me. At the grocery store it takes her a while to get all her groceries on the conveyor belt thing.

But technology isn't something she has to do quickly. She can sit at her desk for as long as she needs to figure out how to send a photo or change her ring tone. And she loves her phone!

We've given her a laptop but she just never used it. We've tried getting her to use our laptop to get on Facebook but she just doesn't want to. But using her phone, that's a whole different story!

To be honest this is something I never even considered when Beth was born. Our concerns were about her sitting up and walking. Not 'Will she be able to navigate the internet?' The internet hadn't even been invented yet! Yet she has just grown with the times and learned the technology right along with the rest of us.   

In the last 6 months or so I've noticed her texts are becoming more complex. She combines two topics and uses various words.

Instead of always answering with 'Okay' now she'll sometime use 'Alright'. And it's spelled right too!

I sent her Diana's birthday list.
"I got it already mothera"

Do you want to watch the movie with us?
"No thanks I'm good"

I tell her I'm going to Safeway.
"Okay and can you get my lunch for Wednesday please"

"Can we go to Safeway and dollar tree after work is done please?"

"I do want to go shopping for groceries and new cd player and batteries to"

It's been kind of fun! 


Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

That's amazing! This whole post just made me smile...she is a typical young adult, loving her phone, and loving all it can do! Averi has a phone as well. It's a little different for her, being blind limits a lot of options, but she still loves it and is always trying to figure it out. Special needs kids are remarkable in every way!!

Hugs and Love,

Rebecca Jo said...

Isnt that something?
Funny thing is, I just had this conversation with some young moms in my bible study group - they only do things on their phone & thought I was "old school" because I use an actual computer :) haha

ellen b. said...

Fabulous texting progress!

Laurie said...

Good to find your blog again...... I have pretty much gotten swallowed up by facebook. Are you on facebook..... maybe we're already friends and I just didn't make the connection? I am Nevin's mom and used to have ForNevin'sSake blog. I am @laurie.smith.9279 on facebook. :)

Jill said...

That is so awesome! Technology can really be a blessing for some things in life. I hope you are having a wonderful week!