Okay, I came in late, but I'm here to stay. One word. Facebook.
I'm lovin' it. I feel like I'm in a big cafeteria with my favorite friends from all walks of life. I sit with the same few each day, but on the way to my seat I glance around and see how my other friends are doing. Sometimes someone comes over for a chat. All while in my PJs.
There are peeps from church I can touch base with during the week. It was on Facebook where I found out the first bits of the news a couple of weeks ago when our pastor had a heart attack. Heard the youth pastor's wife is pregnant right on Facebook.
My brother who loves me but doesn't go out of his way to talk to me much? That's okay, his wife is on Facebook.
My girly friends who're busy going here and there carting kids everywhere? Yep. I can see if they're stressed or chilled on Facebook.
No kidding-I saw a guy at the Gala who is moving to our town & is pastoring a church in our county. He wanted to talk to me about the pregnancy center in that area and said, "If you're on Facebook, find me so we can talk." It's not just for socializing, it's becoming a fluid online directory of sorts.
Seriously, though, facebook blessings have poured out for me. Shane & I were just talking about a long lost friend we'd not heard from/about since highschool (15 years ago). I happened to run into him on Facebook. He's living in Australia and is a pilot now. Who knew? (Just FYI-no one from our high school gets highly successful jobs and moves to a cool country-it just doesn't happen).
And there's Laura & her mom Joy who we went to church with waaaay back in the day. Laura is the owner of a cute-as-can-be shop specializing in dressing up your baby fashionista. I'll post the picture of Audrey in Laura's outfit she's sending us as soon as we get it!
Oh, and just for the record-every person on Facebook has the same hesitancy about friend requests-what if they don't remember/like me? Yeah, there's a slight Jr High feel to it at first, but once you get settled in, I think you'll like it too. So, go try it (Denise!).