Friday, June 11, 2010


The whole concept of Facebook sounded wrong to me from the very beginning and I refused to be a part of something so ridiculous and time consuming. Asking people if they will be my 'friend'? Writing on someone’s 'Wall'? Having the option to 'ignore' someone who wants to be my friend? Having to read about the mundane, seemingly unimportant things people say and do? Don’t I have enough to do without all of that?

Well it sure took me a long time but I finally did succumb to the pressure of Facebook. Yes, even I am “on Facebook”! Why? Why, after refusing for so long, did I give in to the “social networking” craze? Because our son and daughter-in-law moved to the Dominion Republic and they “update their status” frequently using Facebook and I can keep up with them easily.

So, I now have a “profile” and a “profile picture” and “friends”. Friends….seriously, that is so odd to me. Were they not my friend before? Do I now have to ask them to be my friend? Some people want to be my friend so they can have more “friends” than their other “friends”!! Did you know that Facebook keeps count of the number of "friends" you have??? The entire world can know how many "friends" you have!! And, there’s the really amazing thing…..there are many people who know how many "friends" they have!! AND they want to see how many "friends" someone else has. Seriously, don’t we have better things to do with our life??? This one life we have to live?? Why do we spend it checking out how many "friends" someone has….I am digressing….

I am too fearful to ask people to be my "friend"!! How sad is that??? You see, I am afraid they will either ignore me (which, by the way really is an option), reject me, or “accept” me out of obligation not really wanting to be my friend after all!! Talk about insecurities! Yes, I am even fearful to ask the ladies at church to be my “friend”!!

By the way, I’d love to be your friend!! Of course, you will have to ask me....remember, I am afraid you might "ignore" me! I now enjoy reading about the lives of my friends and discipline myself so that I don't spend too much time on you suppose it is possible that we might spend more time on Facebook than His book???

Oh, ladies….thank God that He is my Friend!! Thank God that I do NOT have to worry about Him rejecting me or ignoring me.


Lana said...

I'm so glad you accepted me as your friend. Now that would surely have been rejection for me if you had ignored me. Just wish you would post some things. I know you are a busy gal--would love to hear what you are doing. Leaving for Alaska in 8 days!!!

Pat said...

Glad to hear you are on FB. I, too, once felt that way, but came to realize that it can be a really good ministry tool. And you know, I kinda look at Facebook friends like I do friends in the "real world". Some just want to be your friend for the reasons you stated--as they do in real life. And, it's ok if they ignore me, I know who my true friends are and that's all that matters. Welcome to FaceBook, please don't ignore me! HA! HA! (can't stand the lol or I would have used it).