I’m going to go out on a limb here…am I the only one, who some days just wants to trash my Facebook account? Oy! There are days where I just shake my head at what some people feel should be on a public forum for everyone to see.

Our family has seen our share of “What were you thinking?” I remember the day after my sister’s death, my mom called me into her spare room where she keeps her computer. She was visibly upset. She asked me to read what one of her “friends” had posted on her status. This “friend” used my sister’s death to promote her business!! We were horrified and deeply hurt that someone would use something so painful to us for her own advantage! What were you thinking? Did you not think that my mom would most likely see your status. Oy, I just don’t get some people.

Recently, our daughter received a very hurtful message from a “friend”. Sarah has just returned from a very difficult time up in Maine. She was looking forward to coming home and just trying to get over the hurtful things that were said to her and about her via Facebook and then she receives this message from someone she loves dearly. But unlike me, she’s over it. At first she was very hurt, then she was angry and now she just laughs at how ridiculous it was. I’m still at the first two feelings. 🙂

I think what bothers me most is that Facebook has somehow become the forum for saying things about or to people that you would never, ever say to their face. How painful….and cowardly. If you have something to say to me, or about me, could you just take a moment and pull me aside and say it? I’m almost nervous now to hear what people have to say to me. 🙂

But on a positive note, for the most part, I really do enjoy my facebook account! I have reconnected with so many of my friends. Here are a few of the things I treasure about facebook:

1) Keeping in touch with our kiddos!!  I love being able to send them notes of love and encouragement via fb.  I enjoy keeping up on what Eric and Sean are doing, reading about Kelly’s new home business, harassing Jonathan (hee hee),  and hearing how Isaac is doing at NBBI.

2)  My brother is now on fb!  I laugh so many times at some of the comments and posts my brother makes!  He is so funny and somedays, I just need to hear what my much older brother has to say!

3) Checking in on what Momma is doing and if she’s staying out of trouble.  If I see her on facebook, I know she’s not in the slammer (are you allowed internet access in jail)!!  What a comfort to see that she’s been active on facebook!  Phew!!  😉

4)  I feel it was a “divine appointment” that I reconnected with my friend, Tammy.  She was such a huge blessing to me right after Naomi’s passing.  She would contact me to check in on how I was doing and to encourage me.  I treasure our friendship in so many ways.  I don’t know how many times I just sit here in hysterics and Mark will say to the kids “She must be talking to Tammy!”  I love how our other friends encourage our verbal wars!  Nice friends, huh?  🙂

5) Making breakfast/lunch dates with my friends.  I love meeting with my “sisters” for times of sweet fellowship; talking about our kids, what books we’re reading, who will be the next cast member killed off Downton Abbey, what’s going on in our spiritual lives, etc.

6) Seeing what my friends are up to: how big their babies are getting, how big they are getting while waiting for baby to come, what they are dealing with in their lives, pictures from their vacations, big announcements in their families….the list goes on and on.

So for now, I think I’ll keep my facebook account.  The good far outweighs the bad, I believe.

Ooops, gotta go!!  My crops are ready to be harvested on Farmville 2!!