Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Me

I know that my anniversary was last month. My gift to my husband was a blog post about how wonderful he is. Not sure how great a gift that was since he does not read my blog. Today, I got my anniversary gift from him. He gives much better gifts. I am joyfully writing this post on my new iPad. He had me reserve it when they were first announced. So glad I did because when Middle Man and I got to the Apple store this morning we got to go in a special line which was way shorter than the 25 person line. More importantly to us, we got to go right inside the store and not stand in the rain though I was ready to stand in the rain. Going through the process of buying my iPad reminded me again why I am a loyal and early Apple adopted. Yes, they make amazing products that I LOVE, but it goes deeper than that. I love how I am treated in an Apple store. I love having friendly people excited to be at work, who want to answer ALL my questions and help me find exactly what I need (want). It' relational to me. I have confidence in the products because they have served me so well in the past. And there is the obvious coolness factor. I may not be up on the latest fashions or up to speed on the newest happenings in the work place, I love having the newest Apple toy.

It is taking a bit of practice to use the keyboard but I am already totally in love. I have visions of myself sitting in Starbucks, sipping my hazelnut mocha and typing a blog on my iPad. Or lying in bed reading my new book that I bought online and is now sitting on my iPad book shelf. I love the idea of having everything in one place. That is until it runs out of battery or the kids (more likely me) spill water on it. Then I guess I will have to pull my Bible off the real bookshelf and use it to catch up on my one year Bible reading plan. But in this moment I feel immense joy typing on my iPad and incredible hope, knowing all the new apps being written right now to make my life easier and more fun. I am tempted to finish writing quickly so I can go explore some more. There must be so many new cool things for me to discover.

This Easter as I read the story of Jesus' death and resurrection on my iPad Bible app, I know that my joy and hope are not based on temporary things like a new toy. My joy and hope and peace come not from the people around me or my circumstances but from my understanding of what Jesus did for me this weekend almost 2000 years ago.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are an amazing writer Jennifer, I loved reading your post, thanks for sharing, Happy Easter my friend!!