This week, I was reminded how much I value the friendship from my online friends.
I know there are nay-sayers who scoff at the idea that you can truly be friends with someone you've never met before. I think I actually used to fall into that category myself. But I am proud to say I consider my online friends some of the best friends I've ever had.
And I've actually met some of them in person too, so I know they're really real.
The week started with a phone call from Toni. When the first words out of someone's mouth are "seriously?" instead of hello, you know they are a real friend.
When I logged back in to twitter today for the first time in a few days, I was blown away to see all the thoughts, prayers and well-wishes filling up my tweet stream. I was so overwhelmed, I had to close twitter, because I didn't have the time I wanted to personally thank everyone.
But I say it now...thank you to all my friends who wished us well this week. You are as special to me as that third cup of coffee I drink in a quiet moment in the middle of the afternoon. And since you are my friends, you'll know how much that really means to me!
Then, when the phone rang this morning and I saw it was Amy, I had to smile. I'd missed 2 days of our email correspondence and she just wanted to check up on me and make sure I was okay.
Is there anything finer than friendship like that?
I truly feel blessed to have this tiny, close-knit community of friends that is spread all across the country.
Stop by Amy's Finer Things for more Finer Things Friday.