Sunday, March 14, 2010

An Ode

Imagine that electrical storms were going to wipe out the internet, perhaps for ever. After the initial panic, what would you say about the blogosphere and what it meant to you?

That question was posed by Mabel's Lables. This is my answer, in 300 words or less.

"Momma is our world underneath the sky?"

Yes sweetie.

"The our world must be big because the sky is so so big."

Yes it is a big world but you can make it much smaller.

"How can you make something big smaller momma?"

The blogosphere makes the world smaller. It doesn't matter if you are down the street or half a world away, if you have a computer, you can be linked to other people.

When we flew 7,200 miles to meet you in China, our family at home got to know you through our blog. They saw your pictures. They heard our stories. They loved you as much as we did even before they saw you in person.

When I decided to stay at home with you and be your mommy full time, I felt lonely. I was scared that I could not make new friends. So I sat down alone at my computer and told my story. But I was not alone. I found a community of people just like me, strangers all around the world who told their stories with honesty and conviction. I read their stories on my computer screen in our living room and we became connected. We became friends even though we had never met.

This community has helped to shrink the 7,900 miles that separate us from your brother. They have followed our adoption journey from the beginning. They have supported me through the good times and the bad times. They have offered advice and a shoulder to cry on. They have loved your brother, even though they have never met him.

That is how you make this big world a smaller place, sharing your story. Even if it all goes away, I will hold this community in my heart forever.


Molly said...

I really love this post. I can't articulate why, but I love it. It's beautiful.

coffeewithjulie said...

Gave me goosebumps! bravo. lovely, lovely post.

Heather said...

PREACH it sister!

Our blog was the only thing that kept me in touch with the world when we adopted. It's a huge blessing.

Lisa said...

Love it. What a beautiful way to look at this community. It does make the world smaller.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

So well put. I love it.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Wonderful post!!