We are such a tight group, it’s so comforting to me, and sometimes so heart wrenching.
I may not know my on line friends in person, but I feel their pain just as much as I would if they were standing right here with me. If they have a set back, I feel it. If they have a loss, I feel it. In the same way, if they have a milestone, I’m feeling their joy, if they learn something new I’m so very thrilled. I share in their pain, their joys, and all the things in between.
I also worry when they disappear.
I had an email friend simply disappear for months. Where did she go? Was she Okay? Turns out, yes. Just busy and lost track of me. That’s alright. I’m just grateful she’s alright.
Now I’m VERY concerned. TWO of my regular blogging friends have been AWOL since the 18th and 19th. Where could they be. Both of these women normally post almost every day, if they don’t post, they comment on someone’s blog. I haven’t noticed any action from either. These women both have some serious medical conditions that could cause them to have to be hospitalized at a moment’s notice. However, I’m just a blogging friend. What can I do? I’ve emailed both. One I also messaged on Facebook, and messaged her husband on Facebook. I have both of their home addresses, and considered calling the police to see if they could just drop by to check on them, but they don’t live alone, I know they would have been cared of if something happened. The best scenario. Computer crash! I don’t have phone numbers. I’ve never thought to ask, heck, I don’t want to seem like an on-line stalker. And I’m VERY hard of hearing, what do I need someone’s phone number for? I feel very helpless at this moment.
Most everyone who reads this blog knows Judith of Creativity to the Max – if you have heard from her, please let me know. I’m worried about our tribal leader.
You may also have heard me talk about Fiona of The Angoaraphobic’s Blog – she has been pretty sick lately. And from what I can see hasn’t been on line or on Facebook since the 19th. She isn’t usually out of contact with me this long, especially since my new diagnosis. I did just message her husband on Facebook, so I’m hoping he will let me know what’s going on. She’s in Australia, and Judith’s on the opposite side of the country from me, it’s not like I can just jump in the car and go check on them
So everyone please, put your feelers out, if you have heard anything. Let me know.
You know how this child worries, and stress is not good for me!