Aug 20, 2008

I'm feeling kinda lost

Last summer I joined the online world. Being a stay at home mom became lonesome and I really needed a place to find other Moms though I had no clue if something like that even existed. I did some searching and found a website that was for Moms and was a place to connect. I joined right away but didn't really care for the place. So I did some more searching and found another place that was the same...a place for Moms to connect with other Moms. And that place changed my life!

Mayas Mom.
It became my outlet, I shared, I laughed so hard I almost peed myself many many occasions, I cried, I gave advice, I received it, i vented, they vented, it was just want a Mom needs when the going gets hard. I met so many ladies that quickly became my friends and still are to this day! And then a few days ago I log in to check in and see how my friends are doing and there is a yellow box at the top when I log in. On September 30 MM (as it's come to be known in this kick ass community) will be no longer. They have teamed up with another community and want us to join them.

I broke down and cried like a baby. Hubby thought something bad had happened. And when I told him that MM was closing I heard words I never thought the man could say. In a year's time he has never really understood my addiction to MM...until that moment.

"Honey I'm so sorry. Is there anything you can do? Get all of your friends emails, home addresses and phone numbers so you can stay in contact with them. I know how much they have ment to you."

Ok so who are you and what have you done with my husband? The man who would question me, or ask why I needed to turn on the computer every single day, the man who even threatened to take my internet cables to work with him just to see if I could go one day without MM? And then it dawned on me. After a year of me explaining how MM brighted my days and helped the days go easier and how the site had really awesome ladies there....he understood. Wow. Imgane that.

After realizing that most of my friends wer egoing over to the new place, i packed a small little bag and went over. And Hubby thought the computer died on me. The site refused to allow me to log in. He even tried to get me on the site. The man who barley does anything with the computer! My love for him has grown and I never thought it was possible! After a few days I finally on a whim uninstalled IE and reinstalled.
I got my haven back!
I'm in contact with most of my friends now.

And MM?
I'm staying in the ship. On september 29th I will log in and will drink coffee all day and all night until the lights go dark. And I will forever remember MayasMom.
And I will make the best out of the new home. As long as MMers are there I am too! I will do what I can to make it my home just as much as MM was.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful year!! For the memories, for the laughs, the tears, the venting and there was alot of that, and for the friendships! You guys rock in my book. I won't lie I do have some anger though that anger really is not your fault. Who knew the big wigs were closing us down other than big wigs. With this I let go of the anger and will cherish everything that was MayasMom.


Karen said...

Aw, I know exactly how you can get so close to the people on message boards. After going through 4 changes like you described, I gave up. I miss them.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel. I have also cried. Nice that your DH understands~mine would think I am crazy.

Renee said...

I can completely understand. I have a group that I go to discuss an illness that I am living with and those women mean the world to me. Sometimes it takes someone in your same situation to understand where u are coming from

Elizabeth said...

I just wish MM wasn't moving to BabyCenter. I don't find very much that's relevant to me on BabyCenter.

How wonderful that your husband was so understanding!

momto4kidsny said...

karen: This is the first time I have had to deal with this. If it happens again...I'm done!

eeyore: Mine thought I was crazy from the get go and now...he gets it!

renee: The internets is the best invention ever as it totally connects us with others!! I'm glad you have support too!

elizabeth: Have you checked out the community part of BabyCenter? Because there it's the exact same set up as MayasMom. The other part of Baby Center will eventually be shut down!