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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Many of you have asked..............

When I was young my parents had friends galore. They were always having cocktail parties and "do's". And as a young girl, I thought that was very exciting and glamorous. As I got older I realized that most of the people that came to the parties were from specific groups....office friends (my father sold insurance for a big company and my mother worked in a bank). relatives (my fathers family was close and he was the middle child of 18) and political friends (it was a family tradition to be involved in local politics). But as far as having close friends....no, they just didn't.

When I became and adult, SM and I have had friends that have come into our lives and then moved away or we just didn't have things in common with them any longer. Never because of trauma or drama but just life moving on.

But I have never had friends like I have since blogging. Not the imaginary ones my chiropractor jokes with me about. He says that cyber friends are like having imaginary friends when you are a kid. He's wrong. Even when I worked in the church environment as an educator or when I was a teacher, I never had people act upon friendship in the ways that all of you have. Reaching out and touching my family with love, respect, concern and warmth.

So in answer to your questions (as much as I can go into detail with the stalkers) GK is thriving. She came through what was a very difficult situation and is okay. I know someday she will be braver, stronger, more resilient and capable of handling herself than she would have been if she hadn't gone through this event. And I also know, as I have stated before and can never say it enough, she is blessed because of you and your love. So know that because of who you are, she is going to be a woman of strength and "walk in beauty" as the Navajo people say.

Blessings on all of you


  1. My son calls you all my invisible friends, this coming from the kid that actually had one! I too had a similar thing happen to me when I was young but didn't remember until after the birth of my 2nd son but it sure explained a lot of my behavior growning up. I am so glad she has dealth with it and hopefully it is the first step in the healing and I am always going to be here for you dear one, you are one of my blog 'family members' xoxox )O( xoxox

  2. Glad she is well. I am happy to know that I am not the only one who sees blog friends as very special REAL friends.

  3. Sometimes the best part of my day is when I get to hear your voice. It isn't imaginary and neither is our friendship.

    You have sustained me through a long year with your love and good thoughts - it is a small piece to be able to give back to you and love that beautiful little girl.

    I am so happy that she is doing well - as is her brother. Smiles.

  4. I think that blogging friends are lovely and not imaginary at all! Perhaps because they have to take the time to say what they are saying, that they can delete and re-write and make sure that the words are just right before they are said... well, some of the kindest people I know I've never met in person :)

  5. Yea for GK, she is one strong young "woman". I just want to let you know that you are not alone, my invisible friends online are closer than most people around me, I also think you all know me better than those I see everyday. My husband laughs and calls you all My Cronies.

  6. ♥ ♥ ♥

    (p.s. I really loved SkippyMom's comment to you)

  7. I must agree that when I started blogging the world opened up to me in a way it never had before. People I had never seen before poured into me in very real and tangible ways. AND I was no longer a freak! LOL! I found others like me. What a blessing!

  8. I value my blogging buddies just as much as those people I see physically. Your world is opened up to so many different viewpoints and perspectives and you gain friendship from those who are like you and those who are your polar opposites. And that's a good thing.

    Glad that GK is doing well--Oma Bear has a lot to do with that!

  9. I SO agree with you Linda, that our blogging friends offer us riches of the heart that those who aren't connected by blogging will never understand...or experience the pleasure of. My son is way into FB which is fine for him, but blogging to me is so much more intimate and those who connect with us that way, become cherished friends. Whether we actually meet them or not. Thank you for being a treasured and walking in beauty.


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