Tuesday, 3 July 2012

In praise of Facebook

See that young man in the red shorts in the middle of the river that runs through the Tanzanian jungle on the way up to Mt Meru?  That's my boy.  Wading across slippery stones in the middle of nowhere.  There's probably snakes in that undergrowth.  Does he look like he's wearing sensible shoes? I'm not even sure he took sensible shoes.  And where's his hat?  
There are times when I love Facebook.  It's such a great way to keep in touch and to feel like you are included in things going on across the other side of the world.  I love it when I log on and see that J is tagged in someone's photo and I can click on it and see what he is up to.  There were quite a few other photos which I have also copied but don't like showing other people's faces without their permission.  Let's just say they look a happy bunch of volunteers.  And that makes me a reassured mum. 

8 comments:

Louise said...

facebook does have its uses. Glad you are reassured that your boy is doing well x

heart.hearth.home. said...

It must be quite reassuring for you to see him on Facebook. Sometimes, technology is great. We mums do worry; it made me laugh as I too would be thinking 'where's his hat'!
Thank you for your lovely words on my storytelling sunday post. I really appreciated them.

alexa said...

How nice to be able to catch glimpses and know that he is just fine. You have more courage than me - I never went near my daughter's Facebook page on the grounds I might not want to know!

Karen said...

Wonderful post Deb and I am so glad that your boy is doing ok.

Denise said...

Yay for FB - mum can relax without having to text him.Glad he is ok x

scrappyjacky said...

So glad you can keep tabs on him,Deb!!

boysmum2 said...

Yes FB is great for catching a glimpse of what is happening in others lives at present

Alison said...

YAY! for FB....glad you are sounding a bit more reassured!
Alison xx