Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A few minutes after I joined up. I received three postings on my "wall."
- my daughter, Eleah, said..."You know Dad will find out eventually."
- my daughter, Jenna said... "Mom, you are going to get addicted to Facebook...and when do you have time for this?
- my computer-whiz cousin, Kevin said... "Welcome to the Dark Side."
And then the most wonderful thing happened. Through Facebook I reconnected with another cousin. I haven't spoken to her in over a year and I missed our weekly email chats. I didn't know what had happened to her, her emails just stopped and I was getting a little worried. We had a wonderful little "talk" yesterday and now I know where she's at. Big relief.
So today I am thanking God for the internet. Yes, there is all that stuff that can clutter our lives... chat rooms, forums, pop-ups and spam. I know I have to be so careful not to let it take over. But if used right it can be a powerful instrument to explore the world. Yesterday it helped me find my friend.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
But this was a new one for me. LYLAS...
I belong to a group of seven. No, not the Group of Seven (I'm not nearly talented enough for that). This is a group of seven women. We've dubbed ourselves the Seven Sisters. Sometimes, when we feel it's necessary, we add an adjective in between the seven and the sisters... like silly or sleepy or senile. LOL.
Back in October some of our group went to the Ladies Retreat at Stillwood. The speaker was Moira Brown (fantastic, btw) and she told us how she learned about LYLAS. The moment was very poignant for me, since I don't have a sister. I have one brother and he's an amazing man, but he's also a man of few words. I am sure that when we were growing up, he decided he didn't need to talk because I did it for him (and then some). I am sorry to say but I grew up feeling quite jealous of any friend who had a sister.
So God, in His wonderful, mysterious wisdom decided to bless me instead with an amazing group of friends.
To you I say LYLAS.
And to the rest of you - have you figured it out yet? LOL!