My husband and I went to the phone store to get new cell phones. Yes, that is correct, we just got phones. They ring and we answer, no internet, no bells and whistles…and no Max!!!! Max has been my husband’s cell phone wallpaper since he got that cell phone almost 3 years ago. Max will be 3 years old in January 2012. This is his newborn picture. When my husband switched phones, he switched companies also and when the saleswoman tried to reload Max onto my husband’s new phone, she said the image had degraded and he was
“No, ” my husband said, “He can’t be gone.”
The woman looked him squarely in the eye and said, “Hey, you can take another picture. Chill.”
My husband said, “No, I can’t. Max is not a baby anymore. I can’t get a picture of him like that any more.”
I said, “Hey, wait, I took that picture with my phone. I must have it on my camera. I looked the saleswoman in the eye. “Can you send it to his new phone?” (Neither my husband nor I know about this stuff. Where is a 5th grader when you need one?)
The saleswoman mentioned something about blue teeth and flash,
there was Max back on my husband’s phone. My husband cradled his new phone with the old picture. He was happy again. Change comes hard for him so this was a definite plus. When the text message came to my phone to rate the saleswoman who sold us our new phones, I gave her a 10 out of 10. There’s nothing like a happy husband cradling his cell phone with grandson’s picture uploaded unless it is having the husband and grandson actually cradling each other.
Heaven on earth this Walk with Him Wednesday,