Friday, November 16, 2007

No Comment

I feel the need to give a shout out to my technologically challenged mom.

The poor sweet woman has been trying for the last 4 months, which would be the entire time I've had a blog, to leave a comment. It has become her personal mission in life.

Yet, try as she may, the whole creating an account thing is blowing her mind, what with the point, click, and crazy password issue and all. I've tried to assure her that leaving an anonymous comment and signing her name would accomplish the same purpose, but she feels it would be "too impersonal".

And although there have been multiple phone conversations attempting to walk her through the process, I fear comment capability is nowhere in her near future.

So, Mom, I want you to take a step back. Remove your hands from the keyboard. Yes, the same hands that are tirelessly typing out precious comments as we speak. Ones that never quite reach being read by the Internet community because the account you think you've created does not actually exist.

Recognize the significance of how far you have already come.

No longer does email elude you. After years of struggling, you finally have the knowledge of how to reply on your own without any prompting from me. And that is BIG for you. You can't control the fact that technology continues to expand at lightning speed, not allowing you time to catch up.

Realize that your voice on the other end of the phone each day far exceeds any comment you can (or can't, as the case may be) leave. And rest in the fact that I already know how much you love me, how proud you are, and how much you enjoy reading Park stories and seeing his pictures. Mainly because you've told me countless times.

I'm simply amazed that you can actually navigate through the World Wide Web to find your way to my blog. The fact that you had me save my site to your Favorites tab is completely irrelevant.

What you lack in skill, you more than make up for in heart.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me try this again. I love you and the blog. Oh--I'll call and let you know if you don't get this one. Love, Mom ( oh well--I just go anonymous after all)

Anonymous said...

I thought that I am getting the hang of this, but could not fix my typos. I guess that will be for a later blog. Love, Mom

David Campbell said...

WOO HOO!! She did it!! Yay Mom:)
Love,
Keri

Meagan said...

I love it! Isn't technology grand? I wanted to let you know I went to the Sip 'n See and some people brought gifts, but she didn't open them at the party. It was a new one for me. Thanks for the tip!

Mom22Boyz said...

Do we happen to have the same mother?!? I can't tell you how many times I have had to help her navigate the computer over the phone! My mom also has learned to find my blog -- she hasn't quite reach the comment part,though!