This week at The Homeschool Village, they'd like us to share why we're thankful for online communities.
Oh, easy! I love my online communities! I have been so blessed through getting to know people online. When we lived in Bryan, TX, just after getting married, I had NO friends. I was a stay at home wife with no friends. Very lonely place to be! I joined a couple of yahoogroups and had some contact with the outside world through them. Then some of those groups spun off into smaller groups and I was able to really get to know some of the ladies. I've only met a few of them in real life, but I am so thankful for these women, and count them as true friends.
Now I'm a member of a few other online communities, and they are just such a blessing to me! The best thing about online groups is that there is always someone there. Having a crisis? Someone will be online to pray with you. Need encouragement? Someone will have been there and done that and lived to tell about it. Just need to giggle? We can certainly do that too!
I do love my "in real life" friends, and I am incredibly thankful to God for these ladies who are walking through life beside me, but I am also incredibly thankful for my online friends, and the communities that have grown these friendships. :)