As I’d marched into the late adulthood years, I was introduced to Facebook with the mindset of not wanting to get involved, and curious, and, my curiosities go the best of me. At first, I’m only a reader, seeing how my friends are doing, and would leave a message every now and then. Later, something happened at my house, that I must report it to the fans on Facebook about.
That, was when my mother who had Alzheimer’s having a heart attack and was taken to the ICU, my moods sank to rock bottom. I’m the primary, and the only caretaker of my mother, the long hours of waiting outside the ICU, along with my anxiousness of the events, was even worsened by the coldness of the hospital air.
When I was feeling so alone and so helpless, the phone calls from my friends, with how bad my mother’s getting, because a huge pressure to me. In order to keep everybody posted, I started updating my mother’s conditions on Facebook, and recorded down my own emotional ups and downs, and my friends kept giving me the support online, to allow me to carry on.
My mother would get better sometimes, and get worse at other, and my friends, with what I’d posted on Facebook, get affected too, and even those friends who rarely used Facebook, in order to NOT bug me, checked online periodically, for the updates on my mother’s condition.
What’s sad was that my mother still passed away. During the time she’d just passed, I feel that my heart had been emptied out, when my tears overflowed, I’d write it out on Facebook. Thanks to my friends’ encouragements and consoles, after a short while, I’d finally found a VIP spot for my mom in my heart, and those sad days are slowly behind me now, that, is the accidental healing effect of Facebook.
So, you didn’t start out getting all into Facebook, you’d just used it from time to time, and, because of what happened to your mother, you felt the need to pour your heart out, and, people are showing sympathies to you, and that makes you feel a LOT better, and that, would be how Facebook had helped, in THIS particular case.