Mix between a great book and reality TV

So I have a confession to make. I have had this weird new obsession that started about a month ago. I have been reading some new blogs and have been absolutely captivated by the tragedy that some families are blogging about. It starts with a blog that I read frequently asking for prayers for the "X" family. I go to "X" family blog and start reading. Then I feel compelled to read everything from the beginning. I have spent hours in the past month reading about births of 1 lb babies, cancer in a 2 year old, a family that lost their 8 month old baby got pregnant again and then the dad got a brain tumor, a family that was pregnant with sextuplets and then lost them all, a baby who wasn't supposed to live past birth and is now fighting for his life due to a heart condition, and on and on. This raw human emotion has brought me to tears, compelled me to write complete strangers to let them know that I am praying for their family, and to follow along on their journey of the highest highs and lowest lows.

I am amazed at the goodness that are in people's hearts as they support these people going threw unimaginable times that they have never met. People have set up funds to help pay for medical bills, offered portions of their etsy sales, donated hotel rooms so that the mom can stay close to her baby in the hospital, set up a food rotation for those that live close by, and so much more. It is so warming for my heart to see such compassion in the world today.

I have always been a people watcher. I love to peak into their lives (some would call this being nosey). It's like a strange mix between a really good book and reality TV. I know that I am not alone because most of these people have thousands of followers that read their blogs everyday. There is nothing like someone else's tragedy to remind us how blessed we are in our own lives and it's puts our own issues or worries into perspective.


Lindsay said...

I can't decide to thank you or yell at you for all of the great blogs I just found because of this post.

My Google Reader is getting out of control! :)

Great blog, thanks for checking mine out, too!

Lins @ http://goodbyemartha.blogspot.com

Adriana said...

Lindsay here is my virtual tissue...you will need it :)

pj said...

It is amazing the stories you find in bloggy land. One hit me hard this morning.

Adriana said...

PJ- Part of me wants to know which story and the other part wonders if I can afford to add another to my growing list...ok please share.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I honestly could never have said (or written) it better myself. And its why I love blogs.