Friday, April 17, 2009

Blogging Connections

I'm not even sure now where I came across this blog. But I have been following this family for months, and I was there when they announced they were expecting. If I recall correctly, it was quite an ordeal to get to the point (I could be wrong). I have followed them on this journey these past 9 months, though I don't know them at all. Today, Ava was born. Reading her post from today, I had tears in my eyes, at their excitement, at their love and happiness over their daughter.

When Missy gave birth to Pip, I think I had the same reaction. I've been praying for Stellan and MckMama like I know them personally. I smiled widely learning that Jenna was starting a photography business. And learning that Kathy was engaged filled me with glee. What is it about blogging that connects us to other people? And for that matter, Twittering. I feel like I know the exchange student that I've only met once really well. It amazes me that we can have these connections. I don't know any of these people in real life, and yet, I feel like I do, that they are friends. (Well, some of them anyway, at least the ones I receive comments from in return!)

I guess my point is to note how these connections over the internet really do matter. I'd encourage anyone to sign onto Blogger and start a blog. It's simple. All you have to do is post your thoughts or your photos, or links to something you found interesting. Anything really. But it is amazing to connect with people this way and connect with your family. So, to all my readers, thanks so much for taking this journey with me. I love you all!