It’s true, I have online friends. Friends that I may never meet in “real life”. Some people can not understand how you can actually build friendships with people over the internet. Well, you can. Shoot…just look at the J-man and I.
YES, we did meet a few times in person over the years. But it wasn’t until we found each other in the same chat room online that we started to really get to know each other, it was sorta fate the way I see it. Neither of us went into these chat rooms..I think it was AOL or something like that. Ate those still around? He lived in Texas and I lived in TN. Running into each other in person sparked the interest. But the relationship grew from getting to know each other online and over the phone. It’s been over 7 years not that we have been together and probably 11 or so years since we met for the very first time.
Then, as I became a stay at home mom again, I really needed to socialize. Socializing in person was hard having three kids, two of them being so little. My online friendships started when I was pregnant with Lauren and on bed rest. Social networking for women was getting really big. There were online groups, forums, chat rooms, etc…on every topic you could imagine.
I formed some friendships that I still have to this day! My most recent friends have come from being online as well. Being sick for over a year now kept me in constant pain with a lot of questions. When I just went through my most recent health scare people from all over the world supported me. They continue to support me. People I may never know in person! They have become awesome friends and I am so thankful for the internet so that I have this chance to know them.
It is totally possible to have a great relationship with someone that you meet online. There are people just like you out there and the easiest place to find them in online!