I remember when Steve first set up our computer to get on the internet at home. I'd never had an email address before then, and I'd never searched the web. It wasn't as user friendly at that time, and I wasn't sure where to start to find anything that interested me. But I found yahoo, and from there I found a website for stay at home parents. From there, I found cloth diaper websites, homeschool websites, ebay, etc.
That was over 13 years ago, when my second child was just 2 months old. Since then, the internet has changed our life and everyone's life. There is an 80+ year old man in our town who even uses the internet at the library. I smile every time I see him there.
I'm thankful for the internet, which helps me connect with other stay at home parents, and homeschool parents, around the world.
I'm thankful for the money we're able to save by shopping for lower prices on the internet. I'm thankful I can shop without leaving my house, dragging all the kids through store after store.
I'm thankful that it allows me to have an outlet for my writing, and it lets me feed my reading addiction, as well.
I'm thankful that it helps me stay in touch with my family and friends. When my extended family gets to joking around on facebook, it's like a family reunion. I love that we can all talk, tease, and keep up on each other's life so easily. I love that my parents can see pictures of their grandchildren easily, and I can see my nieces and nephews.
I can't imagine life without the internet now. Sometimes that's a bad thing, but most of the time it's a blessing!
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