I sent the girls to the Apple Store and they came home with a working phone luckily avoiding crisis command to set up camp in the front yard. All was well. Except one small issue. In a moment of confusion at the apple store, Shannon used my log on to back her phone up and so when she reinstalled her contacts, she not only downloaded all her contacts, she downloaded mine as well, and as my phone began to sync, I downloaded her contacts. In a moment of pure genius, I told Shannon to just delete any contacts out of her phone that she doesn’t know. So, Shannon happily ran through name by name the numbers she was getting rid of and I just watched her feeling very proud of my problem solving skills. The funny thing about technology is that even when you think you’ve got it under control, you don’t. In the blink of an eye, our phones once again synched and all the numbers that Shannon deleted were also deleted off of my phone. My entire past was gone in a split second. The only personal numbers I still had were from people that I had active text messages from.
God has a remarkable way of sometimes stepping in and preventing you from looking back. Sometimes, the smallest things remind us that God is still working in our lives, and this weekend after a crazy IPhone issue, God has reminded me that who I was a year ago is certainly not who I am now. As I continue to seek His guidance and blessing, I’m reminded that I’m on a journey and I don’t want to go back to that girl from the past. I am stronger and yet more vulnerable, and more than ever I’m reminded to be patient.