Friday, December 21, 2007
Mashing Hugs for Bloggy Friends
Blogging has been a part of my life for over two years now. Blogging and blog friends saw me through a winter of my life, in every sense.
I'm still blogging (obviously) although sometimes I haven't much to say.
Two of my blog friends have made my heart thump with concern with resulting prayers arising for their situations recently. I'm amazed at the feelings of emotional involvement and attachment for many of those that I've been essentially corresponding with for several years.
What was "a hobby" and "outlet for writing" has become an integral part of my life. So have the people behind the blogs. In fact, I swear some of us have said things on the blogs we wouldn't in our lives outside the blogs.
Here is a thought that comes and goes - (because I have lost someone near and dear to me in life and know it can happen) what if "something" happened to one of us? Who would know, how would we know?
I have given someone my password so they can tell folks if I've gone over the edge, ran off with Fabio, or to the great beyond or the long sleep or whatever so they can post to let everyone know. ("L" it's you!) Kind of like leaving a will. Only the benefit is knowing why a blogger that has been around for a long time has ceased to blog because of a major event. Ever think about that?
And, whoever made the call overseas in an emergency out of care and love and concern - that's above and beyond the call of bloggy duty, and it was the depth of caring.
Many have shared boxes, advice, recipes, talents, parts of themselves, calls, and emails, for that I thank you.
So even if you aren't a huggy person, I am sending you all these enormous hugs right now. Be hugged! You are so appreciated!
Posted by Gardenia at 1:50 PM