How do you explain the friendships and bonds that we form through the blogosphere? Mel called it liminal friends in this post here and I think it fits. This morning, after reading Sunny's latest post, I sat in my office sobbing. My heart was breaking for her. True, it all did bring me back to when we got the call to go down to Mr H's dad because "any day now" the tumor in his brain was going to reach his brain stem and stop him from breathing, and to my mom's ultimately successful battle with uterine cancer 3 years ago, and to my aunt's current fight with breast cancer, and to my strong amazing grandmother fighting ovarian cancer for the 2nd time at 85 years old! But she is all I've been thinking about all day long. As I sat there, my office mate (and good friend) walked in and immediately gave me a hug, probably thinking it was something with the baby, my aunt, or grandmother. Instead, I said my friend got bad news about her mom. Since we both know all of each other's friends, she started asking who. I just got so flustered. I mumbled some random crap about not being from around here and then finally just said she was an old, close friend. Funny how I consider someone I've met only 2-3 times in real life an old dear friend. Yet, she (and all of you) definitely know more about me that many of my closest friends.
I just didn't know how to explain or define it. To say you all are my "internet friends" not only sounds lame, but I think minimizes how important all of you are to me and how deeply connected I feel to everyone.
Not sure exactly what the point of this post is...just me sort of dumping. I've just been in a really weird place lately. Again, not sure why. Really hoping that the start of spring break tomorrow changes my mood