I love media. I love Facebook. I love e-mail. I love blogging. I make the majority of my income through the Internet. I love reconnecting with old friends, I love getting to know more about new friends, I love learning from others through blogs and e-mails. My life is fuller as a result of the Internet.
But... and this is a big but... my life is fuller, because the Internet has given me more opportunities to spend time with people. Not the name on the screen, but the face, the body, the laugh, the talk, the true living breathing person. I love that I have been able to make plans with friends through the Internet. I love that I have been invited to events, where family and friends get together, through the Internet. I love people sending me texts asking me to help with this or that, so I can go to them.
Yet, there have been the times, when I have chosen the screen over the person in front of me. Media is not bad, but it's all in how we use it. For that reason, I thought this video was excellent. It will remind us, what is truly most important.
After six years of infertility, she was blessed with the adoption of her oldest daughter who now is a teenager. Six years later, she finally became a mother a second time, this time with a baby through a donated egg and ivf. Throughout that time, she fostered nine babies and toddlers, met wonderful women who helped her grow, and learned to rely on Jesus. She started this blog with the hope that she could share her joy, experience, and willingness to grow with others, whether they battle infertility, toddlers, or teens.