Tomorrow, a fellow single mom blogger Modern Single Mom, is getting married. Tonight, she hosted her bachelorette party live on Ustream for all of us to see. Not a typical "bachelorette" party, but a great affirming moment between a group of Twitter followers. It shows the power of social networks, and the bonds that can be made thru them.
As a single mom, who is self employed, I find myself struggling to make social connections in "real life". Twitter has been an amazing experience for me. I've always been an online chatter, but I've made more connections with twitter people in the past few weeks, than I have in years on other sites. I've found myself in this network of amazing single moms, working women, business women, blogger dads, and creative people of all types. I find myself talking with people from all over the world, and if I could,I would visit them tomorrow!
The single moms that I have befriended are an amazing source of inspiration for me. I love to read about their struggles with raising children and paying the bills...all while searching for, falling in, falling out, or being in love.
It gives me hope to see someone like Modern Single Mom on the night before her wedding, so happy in love. She wished the same to all of the other single moms out there, and said not to give up hope... there is someone out there.