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Tis Monday once again. And such a rough week it has been, throughout the blogosphere. So many things have happened over the past week, it’s hard to take it all in at times. So many times we get caught up in our own problems and trials that we fail to notice what is going on around us. We have a strange little community here, with relationships that are both real and heartfelt. We may never meet a blogger face to face, shake hands, or share a lunch. But I think at times we know each other better than many real life friends.
I was visiting LouCeel this week, and found out about a missing blogger. I had never been to this site before, but had to go see what was up. When I arrived at So Grateful to be Mormon, I was shocked and taken back to read an agonized, pleading post by the bloggers 18 year old daughter Aleese. Her mother has been missing since the 27 th of October. They are scared and worried, they just want to know what has happened, and want their mother, known by her readers as Beany, home. Here is a link to the story on the local TV station in Anchorage Alaska KTUU. There are currently 100 comments on the post, and number 98 is from Aleese. I can not do it justice, but just know I wanted so much to give the poor girl a hug, and dam near left me crying. She wants to write a song, and is actually asking if anyone would mind her posting it on her mothers blog. Please Aleese, write your song and post it, give yourself an outlet. My heart goes out to this family, and I am hoping for a positive outcome. I just can’t imagine the torment going through their lives at this time.
As I was trying to catch up on some of my regulars, I visited Writing From the Inside Out. Barbara, who is a regular here also, has suffered a loss of her own. One of he close friends she met on line, has passed away. We become such good friends with people we meet online, and it can tear you apart when you loss one of them. Especially in such a traumatic way (You’ll have to go to her site to read the story, it’s not mine to tell). Here I was feeling sorry for myself with what was happening to me, and so many others were suffering also with troubles of their own. I now feel a little guilty for not keeping up with what was going on around me and not sharing my compassion for others. Barbara, I’m so sorry for your loss.
How is it that we can get so attached to the people we meet on line, and have never even met them face to face. Its kind of funny that we can correlate something that has happened to us during a normal day, with what a fellow blogger has been going through. Lilly wrote an article about this just last week. I got a real big kick out of it. Any of you that frequent Lilly’s Life know how she writes with her unique sense of humor. You have to go read her article, Blogging Baffles the Brains.
Here is a brand new mil-blog. CPT Rob Yilesca’s wife is keeping a blog about their trials. He has just been severely injured by an IED, and she is keeping a blog about his treatment and recovery. If you get some time, go by and drop a comment, give them some moral support, and thank him for his service.