Monday, February 4, 2008

John goes home.

Everyday I visit the blog of my friend, Nita. I first talked about her here.

Her husband had a serious fall and became paralyzed on August 15th of last year. I have followed their story. His struggles with his new life and her struggles being without him at home and fearing for the future. It has been up and down and Nita has shared from her soul her fears and her faith. I feel like she is my friend. I sent John cards.

John died last night from an infection. I was just devastated for her. I didn't see it coming, I thought he would finally be home in a few months. Please say a little prayer for her and their three children.

I feel an awful connect/disconnect because of the nature of the "blog world" friendship. Have any of you experienced those kind of feelings with your online friends? I have before and it's difficult to translate into reality. Who do you share it with? Is there a purpose to become attached to a digital person, even though they are real? It's a conundrum to me.

What do you think?


Holly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about her husband, that's shocking news.

I think I understand what you are saying about the lines of bloggy friendships. Even though I haven't met them, I feel like I know many of them well and like we'd have fun over lunch or something, since we know a lot about each other from our blogs. I do think of them as friends, of a sort. But it's still different than a friend you see all the time.

Ang said...

Hey Rhonda,

My name is Angela and I had your name for the Love Swap! I just wanted you to know that the package was sent yesterday. They said it would take 5-10 days to get there, so I'm really really hoping it get's there by Valentine's Day! But just incase it doesn't, don't feel forgotten, it is on it's way! I hope you love it!

Love, Angela

P.S. I looked up this woman's blog(who's husband died) and left her a comment. What a woman!

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