I guess my iPhone had been dropped one too many times. The touch screen screen started to have blank spots were it wouldn't recognize touches to that area. So, it made it difficult to text or access facebook!
I actually went through the repair twice and it took me several hours because I had to stop part way through several times to deal with my newborn. The first time it looked good but I had somehow caught the home button in the down position. So, I had to open the iPhone up all over again to correct that problem, but now it is running perfectly. I'm able to text, send pictures, and surf Facebook!
When you are putting all the pieces back together, make sure that you are careful with the placement of the home button so you don't have to reopen the case again.