I became addicted to reading blogs when I found out about my friend's blog. We barely knew about each others lives after high school. So I found it very fun to read her blog about her everyday life. Honestly I had forgotten how funny she is and the adventures of her 4 kids makes so happy.
Well Farmwife was my first but I did not stop there. I went on to find blogs about large families (because I am obsessed with the Duggars), and the links to other blogs are endless. I have been reading about pre-mature babies and the many issues they have (luckily for me I have no first hand knowledge).
But, most recently I stumbled onto a blog about a child with EB. First of all this disease is haneous, horrid and just plain mean. EB is a disease that when someone has it their skin will not adhere to their body it has to do with collegen I will try to attach a link.
Anyway, on to the power of the blog I was reading this blog from a father whose daughter has this disease. His words and love are just amazing. I was on my break at work and checking blogs and found out that after about a year life and 100 days after a bone marrow transplant, Bella lost her life. I was devastated. I cried and cried and could not stop. Bad news because I was still at my desk at work.
My boss asked me what was wrong and I told her one the children I had been following had died. She was suprised. I think because I was so invested in the lives of these people I had never met and probably will never meet. Her advise to me was to get it together. Ok I said and I tried and I did for the most part. But I was left with the feeling of awe at this new media I have come across. How is that we can be so invested in other's lives and have never known them?