Whew! It's done. I've copied and pasted four years' worth of status updates to my computer. (It's over 35 pages altogether!) Now, I didn't copy everything from those four years, but based on the number of pages, you might think I did. That just goes to show how extensively I used Facebook--or rather, how much Facebook had a hold on me. But I'm grateful, in a way, because I don't think I would have such a great record of the past four years had I not been on Facebook. That fact tempts me to stay. However, it won't take any longer to add things to a Word document than it would be to post them on Facebook. Actually, it'll be faster. I won't be waiting for acknowledgments from dozens of friends. Clearly, it won't be as fun, but it'll be better for my family in the long run. And think how much more you'll all look forward to receiving our family Christmas letter!
Even though it took me forever to go through all of those posts, it was so much fun. At two o'clock in the morning, I would find myself laughing silently until tears came. My kids make the funniest connections! It was a joyful walk down Memory Lane. I also marveled at how God answered prayers through all of that time, and was reminded to count my blessings more than once. When camp is over, I'll go through those 35 pages and put some of my very favorite things in a post for you.
I still need to go through pictures in which people have tagged me. I know of some that I'll want to save to my computer. After that... it's, "Buh-bye." So, if you're not on our Christmas letter list yet, and would like to be, let me know. And if you'd like to keep in touch more than that, just check back here once or twice a week...or month. Whatever you like. I'll be here.