Where can a man better be than with his family?
Jean Francois Marmontel
This has been a difficult week. We in Blogland have lost another talented beautiful soul. We add that to the list of many talented beautiful souls that have been lost in our world since my first year of blogging. This is hard, oh so very hard.
It is true that we may, or may not have met any of these people. We spilled our most precious of thoughts, shared our most precious of moments, and we loved them like they were family. A huge piece of our lives, which may seem invisible to outsiders, is very visible, and real to all of us.
The day that I read on another blog about our friend Tina or EGCameraGirl I cried as if I had known her all of my life. I mourned and still mourn for this person I knew everything about, a person I knew nothing about. Sure, we entered her world most every day and talked via comments back and forth, through email, Facebook and our blogs but we never met. I loved this woman for her love of life and generosity in sharing her world.
The day I read this I felt very helpless, I honestly still do. It was exactly the same feeling, on that day the news of the deaths of our blog family members Beth Marie, and our dear much too young Leontien. They are still in my heart, and I am positive in many of yours.
The day I found out about EG, I searched through my stacks of cards and letters from blogger family that I have never met in person, but who I have been in contact. I searched out their phone numbers and I phoned these people. These people I think of as my family. I told them how much I appreciate them and what they do to bring joy into to my life. This seems very important to me.
So, since I do not have all your phone numbers, I want all of my blogger family to know how much I appreciate you and love you for what you have brought into my life. For every comment passed along, for every photo of your world you have shared, and for every story, you have told. Thank you, for trusting me with your most precious moments. For trusting me with your joys and letting me comfort and listen during your sorrows. I want to thank you for your ability to get through every one of them, and for helping me get through every one of my own. This is the way it is in The Land of Blog and I for one, would not change that feeling of love of family for anything.
So in honour of all whom we have lost, we will all carry on and share our lives because those we have lost, of all the people, would understand. HUGS to all and rest in peace my friends you will always be in our hearts.