I love you. These are the reasons why
~ It is really nice staying connected to childhood friends and reminiscing now and then.
~ Who doesn’t like getting dozens of birthday greetings?
~ If you wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with my in-laws. You know I’m a terrible correspondent. I wouldn’t have pictures of my nieces and nephews. I wouldn’t be able to spy on their daily lives or send them quick hellos.
~ Because of you, dear Facebook, my kids can see how cool their grandparents really are.
~ I love you because I can chat with my husband and kids and send them sweet little notes and somehow it means more when it’s posted on their wall for the whole wide world to see.
~ I miss my extended family and you help me feel connected to the people I’m related to.
I love seeing pictures and hearing the details of all the weddings and celebrations.
If you weren’t around my in-laws and second cousins and once-removeds wouldn’t even know who I am. It’s nice to put faces to names.
~ Facebook, I really love you, because you reconfirmed what I already knew. My sister really is quite crazy. She proved this to me when she posted that indecipherable status on her wall sending everyone into a frenzy.
I hate you. Here are the reasons why
~ You are a mind-numbing waste of time! You suck me in to your web of ‘friend-ing’, ‘like-ing’ ‘poke-ing’ ‘chat-ting’ mayhem until I’ve wasted hours of my life – and for what?
~ I hate you for the days it seems like everybody’s life is way more fun than mine. I’m stuck at home and everyone, I mean everyone has posted a status about their trip to Rome/Bali/Dubai/Africa/Australia/Hong Kong/Paris. Puhleeze. It was a struggle for me to get to the hardware store for pantry moth traps and everybody’s posting pictures of themselves beside one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s so not fair.
~ If it wasn’t for you Facebook, 505 of my closest friends would never have seen that embarrassing picture of me from my awkward phase.
Okay Facebook. I can forgive you for all of the above things based on this one single video.
It’s the video that brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it. This is a video is of my nephew Caleb. He is twelve years old and he is autistic. Until a few weeks ago he hated water. He couldn’t stand to have it splashed in his eyes but this summer he learned to swim all on his own. I couldn’t be there, but when this video was posted on Facebook I watched it over and over and over. It’s really short, but it’s oh, so sweet.
I love you Facebook.
I love you Caleb.