Before I went to bed last night, I put a status on my personal page, and the page for this blog, explaining what I was doing and inviting people to stay in contact with me in other ways. I also changed my Twitter profile for a similar message. It felt quite sad to be honest, as if I was removing myself from society. The last time I withdrew from Facebook in this way was when I had a breakdown and couldn't cope with the interaction. I am a little worried that, by withdrawing myself from contact with friends, acquaintances, support, I might cause something like that to happen again.
Having been a single parent from practically day 1, social media has filled a gap for me in terms of sharing S's special moments.