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Technology

And the Winner is Mama! Mama 1 Technology 0

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There is something truly wonderful about the knowledge that technology has not yet found a way to replace a mama!
With a score of Mama 1 and Technology 0, I win!

Three years ago, I wrote a blog article about the idea that technology cannot replace a mama. My family was dealing with the aftermath of a horrific automobile accident.  A few days ago, one of my daughters who almost died in that accident told me that the reason she lived after that accident was because  of me. I questioned her about that statement and she told me, “You are my mama, you prayed for me, you stayed with me in the hospital, you hugged me, you kissed me, and you took care of me. You never left me. No one else would do that. You made me better.”

Those are incredible words from an eight year old. She had a team of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working 24 hours a day for a week making sure she didn’t die and that she would have as few residual effects as possible. My baby gave none of them credit for her survival. The first thing that comes to her mind is that her mama prayed for her. It is an awesome idea.

Each day, I am amazed at the power of technology. I remember when there was just one phone company and you had to go to that company to pay the bill, buy a phone and could not change phone companies. Way back then, the phones were stuck to the wall and you had to stay close to the telephone jack in order to use the phone. Back then, we dreamed of being able to see people when we talked with them on the telephone. I remember microfiche and microfilm and wanting to have the ability to carry an entire library in my back pack. Today technology has made these things which were once science fiction real.
Today you can talk to your doctor and be diagnosed over the phone. You can talk with your lawyer via Skype and handle many court matters via the internet. Technology makes life better for us in so many ways it is truly a marvel and a wonder. Yet, technology still has not found a way to make a mama unnecessary. I am happy that in my world, a mama trumps technology.