I'm so thankful for the "friends" and encouragement I get from others on the internet. I know it can be a "dangerous" thing but in my life right now,,, it's a huge blessing. I don't live near family or close girl friends, so it's a way to communicate with them each day. Back in the times when families lived closer and worked to help eachother-- big canning days, baking days, quilting bees, etc., there wasn't a feeling of aloneness. My Mom has often said how there is so much more information out there. She didn't have any material on child training and as a new Christian raising kids, had to just do what she thought best. Now, we can just click a few buttons, and we have oodles of info at our hands (of course, we have to weed through it). I have learned how to detect which families I want to glean from real fast. What an encouragement that is for me!