{ fighting for now }


My sister gave me the idea to delete Facebook off my phone. Just to make things a bit quieter.

And I’m taking out boxes and boxes and boxes of craft stuff that has been packed away since my days in Colorado.

Replacing the playroom (with toys that are never played with) with a creative place for the kids and I to spend time together … and quieter than an ipad, a tv, an xbox.

And making time for friends … face to face for coffee and for girl time because I am finding texting is making me ‘talk’ more but feel less.

The other day I prayed out in the living room, right out in the open, head bowed and hands clasped, for a heart that isn’t so numb, a schedule that isn’t filled with busy-but-not-important things, and the common sense to re-prioritize things that are not working for me anymore.

I’m noticing the kids growing up overnight at a faster pace than ever before … and it feels awful.

And I’m thinking of going back to school next year because the kids will be in school all day, too.

And so things might become really busy. So right now needs NOT to be.

And so I am fighting for now.



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Linda Chaplin - February 16, 2013 - 6:05 am

Good for you, Val…you know I’m up for coffee whenever it will work for you. I’ve “saved” all my questions! Ha! Have a relaxing weekend. Linda

Betsy Storey - February 16, 2013 - 7:54 am

Oh love this post – I have had the feeling this past week that I hate texting – taling is much better– just wish more people felt the same

Shawna - February 16, 2013 - 7:11 pm

What a great message! I never thought to delete facebook from my phone. It seems so dumb to say that outloud. It never crossed my mind. I think we feel like if something is possible we should have or do it. Thanks for the reminder to BE present, BE with my family, just BE.

Jessica - February 18, 2013 - 12:38 pm

It feels silly for myself to admit that I never thought of deleting FB from my phone as well, but I’m doing it.

Susan - February 20, 2013 - 12:11 pm

I guess I walk a lonely path. Hate my phone, only my immediate family has the number….and they better be on fire to call me! I loath texting and find Facebook to be creepy and stalkery with the exception of a few information boards. I still don’t understand why people don’t talk on the phone…..how do you ever get to know anyone or share. I don’t know it all seems so one-sided. Kind of lonely. I would rather spend my time and energy on living breathing things….glad to see that maybe I am not alone.

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