I was thinking this morning how thankful I am for Facebook. I know some people have problems with Facebook but I never really have had any and it has really been a good thing the last few years. Especially since we are a Military family and don’t live anywhere near our family and long time friends. We also move often or our friends move often. Facebook has helped me keep in touch.
Now if someone is a close friend and moves away it is much more likely that we will talk on the phone or write emails to each other. I have one friend whom I text with all day long. If I suddenly didn’t have access to Facebook anymore I would still be in touch with those people.
But what about everyone else?
What about the other Moms I met at my son’s first preschool or friends I went through deployments with or people I have met at Bible study or a playgroup? People that touched me in one way or another. I simply would not be able to keep in touch with all of these people. Facebook makes it possible. I can see pictures of their new baby. I can hear stories of their children growing up. We can discuss the latest movie or book or play a round of Words with Friends.
I think for me it makes the whole saying goodbye part of Military life a little easier.
Have you been able to keep in touch with people after you or they move away? What is the easiest way for you to do that?