I didn’t think to call anyone while I watched the ER team saving his life. Yes, I posted it on Facebook first. I posted a request for thoughts and prayers, a frantic plea for help in our time of need. It got the job done fast and we had a miraculous outcome. So, I’m sorry if you would rather have had a personal call but I’m really not sorry that I turned to Facebook first.
The rise of social media has touched my life in many ways I never could have imagine would be so important. How else does a woman go from a stay at home mom for 10 years, to a blogger, to a consultant and now a full-time director of marketing in a matter of a few years? It wouldn’t have happened for me without social media as a vehicle to network and prove myself and my skill. Now the power of friendship, energy and prayer is holding me high as the word has spread to those who are closest to us, to those who know who I am and care, and even to some who reach out to me simply because they read my story and can relate to exactly what I’m going through. I’m even one of the cool kids exchanging sick hospital humor with a few moms who have been there and done that. I’m grateful for it all.
So yes, I’m sorry I didn’t call right away and I’m sorry you had to read about the unfolding horror on Facebook. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I embrace social media as a great tool which has touched my life in many ways and at this time I am selfishly riding a wave of support that is keeping us in good spirits with hope and overwhelming gratitude.