Thank You Google Alerts

"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to what we know of nature"  – Augustine

Scarlett O’Hara may have depended on the kindness of strangers but I have depended on the kindness of the Internet.

Two days ago I write about my sadness over not knowing where or how my daughter is. I question if she got a job and how she is doing.

This morning via a Google Alert I had set up on her name and college, I am provided with a result that indicates she has set up a LinkedIn profile. I click the result and discover where she is now working and what she is doing.

Funny how things work out, no? Odd? Synchronicity? Some other force at work here?

5 Thoughts.

  1. OK, I am totally freaked out. I have a Linked In profile. I have never joined Linked In. It has my info splashed up there. That’s crazy, I have no idea how they got my info.

  2. This may be a lesson that your answers will come in time. Maybe now you won’t stress so much about “not knowing” but know that — in time — what you want to know will be revealed.

  3. Patty – I wish I could agree with you. As a mother, I worry every day about all my children – whether they are present with me or not. I dont expect that mothers worry to ever go away. It is just more severe for me since my daugter is absent. I worry about my sons but I know where they are and how. Lacking contact witih my daughters adds an extra level of terror for me.

  4. Ok, now that I have recovered from the shock of finding myself of Linked, I’m a bit less scattered. You know I am glad you got some small relief. You truly deserve it. 🙂
    You said:
    “Funny how things work out, no? Odd? Synchronicity? Some other force at work here?”
    In all my life I have never met anyone who has as many amazing “coincidences” as you do… I kept thinking about your experiences with men, apartments, cities, etc… so I went looking and I found this in Wikipedia today when looking under “Law of Attraction” – “A more modern consensus among New Thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction says people’s thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) dictate the reality of their lives, whether or not they’re aware of it.”
    Kind of interesting!
    I guess it could just be you have a magnetic aura to adoption… 🙂

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